Home » News & Blogs » Russian Spacecraft Inspecting U.S. Spy Satellite
Bookmark and Share
Parabolic Arc

Russian Spacecraft Inspecting U.S. Spy Satellite

11 Feb 2020, 19:00 UTC
Russian Spacecraft Inspecting U.S. Spy Satellite
(200 words excerpt, click title or image to see full post)

Gen. John Raymond

CNN is reporting that Russian “inspector” satellites are maneuvering near a U.S. government reconnaissance satellite.

“Last November the Russian government launched a satellite that subsequently released a second satellite,” US Space Command Commander and the Space Force’s Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond said in a statement Monday.“These satellites have been actively maneuvering near a U.S. government satellite and behaving similar to another set of satellites that Russia deployed in 2017, and which the Russian government characterized as ‘inspector satellites.’ “[….]“The purpose of the experiment is to continue work on assessing the technical condition of domestic satellites,” the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement at the time.Raymond said Monday that Russia’s recent actions place the county among nations that “have turned space into a warfighting domain.”

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod