The QuickBird satellites were commercial Earth imaging satellites with 1 m to 61 cm resolution owned by EarthWatch, later DigitalGlobe. QuickBird 1 launched on a Kosmos-3M from Plesetsk, but was lost due to launch vehicle failure, when the vehicle failed to circularize its orbit. It reentered still attached to the upper stage.
The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.WIKI