This is not a drill. Moscow has lost control of a satellite full of geckos sent into space to take part in a sex experiment.
The reptiles are being used in a weightless experiment with scientists observing their mating activities at zero gravity.
Institute of Biomedical Problems press secretary Oleg Voloshin told RIA Novosti: “The biological experiments started as soon as the satellite was launched."
"The scientific equipment used for the experiments operates properly.
"We receive the telemetry data from the spacecraft and analyse it. The current tasks have so far been fulfilled."