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US Space Command Chief Sounds Alarm on 'Unusual and Disturbing' Russian Activity
By Erin Coates
Published February 12, 2020 at 12:56pm

A pair of Russian satellites has been exhibiting “unusual and disturbing behavior” that could lead to a dangerous situation as they flew near a U.S. government spy satellite, the commander of U.S. Space Command said this week.

According to Time, the Russian spacecraft were launched in November and have crept within 100 miles of the American satellite USA 245 at certain times.

“The Russian satellites launched in 2017 exhibited characteristics of a weapon when one of those satellites released a high-speed projectile into space,” Space Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond said in a statement, according to CBS News.

“Similar activities in any other domain would be interpreted as potentially threatening behavior,” he said. “This is unusual and disturbing behavior that has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space.”

Raymond also criticized Russia for this behavior, saying that it does not “reflect the behavior of a responsible spacefaring nation.”

The Kremlin has previously said that the satellites in question were not space weapons but “inspector” spacecraft conducting an “experiment,” according to Time.

“The purpose of the experiment is to continue work on assessing the technical condition of domestic satellites,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said in December, according to the TASS news agency.

U.S. officials have been in contact with Russia about the issue, according to Russia’s deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov.

“We in fact received appropriate signals from them, and we [will] give answers to these signals after they are processed internally in necessary formats,” Ryabkov told Russia’s Interfax news agency, CBS News reported.

This confrontation is the first publicly identified direct threat to an American satellite and demonstrates the need for the newly minted Space Force, according to Pentagon, White House and congressional supporters.


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Echoing sentiments felt during the Cold War, the Space Force has shifted focus to defending satellites and mobilizing against perceived threats from other nations, such as Russia and China, according to Time.

However, there are a few people in Washington who do not feel that such measures are necessary, the report said.

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I posted that on the science forum.
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Now, tell me what's going on with Crew Dragon since that story was posted. Your three days behind.
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In other words, don't play in Space reporting unless your on time. Fox News even beat you to this. I get updates every
morning emailed to me. Now we have SpaceX and Crew Dragon to be reporting on.
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Actually it wouldn't be that difficult to take out a satellite without firing at it.. just put enough debris in its path of travel.

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most people, like me, aren't a fan of science, sci fi or unexplained stuff. i'm glad that it was reported.

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most people, like me, aren't a fan of science, sci fi or unexplained stuff. i'm glad that it was reported.
It was, and you did a very good job of reporting it. A bit slow but still.
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Actually it wouldn't be that difficult to take out a satellite without firing at it.. just put enough debris in its path of travel.

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If they know about that, which they do. A military satellite can retask.
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