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Russian Spacecraft Inspecting U.S. Spy Satellite

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
February 11, 2020
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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.”

2 responses to “Russian Spacecraft Inspecting U.S. Spy Satellite”

  1. ThomasLMatula says:

    And folks argue that we don’t need a space force…

  2. Robert G. Oler says:

    we do this. andno we dont need a space farce or force

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