The Russian Satellite Cosmos 2542 was launched on November 26, 2019 on top of a Soyuz rocket. It then settled into between 250 and 550 miles over the surface of the Earth. For almost three months it stayed away from US satellites, but by mid-January it made an unusual move. As the satellite approached the 44-billion dollar secret US spy satellite known by experts as KH-11, Cosmos 2542 remained close. Such a maneuver raised suspicions of alternate intentions by the Soviets, including a potential attack.