Prognoz is a series of research satellites to study solar activity and its influence on Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere. Prognoz-9 also carried RELIKT-1 experiment to study the cosmic microwave background.
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