US military concerned about maneuvers of two Russian satellites


The U.S. military expressed concern over the maneuvers of two Russian satellites, which allegedly pursued an American reconnaissance satellite, designated in the international identifier as USA-245.


According to a statement by U.S. Air Force General John Raymond on Monday February 10, the U.S. administration is alarmed by the approach of two Russian spacecraft to the U.S. reconnaissance satellite, which is part of the reconnaissance group, code-named Keyhole / CHRYSTAL.

According to American media, we are talking about the Russian spacecraft Cosmos-2542 and the small inspector satellite separated from it, which has the serial number Cosmos-2543, which are close to the American satellite at a distance of about 160 kilometers.

Time cites the words of the general:

We consider such actions atypical and troubling. This can potentially create a dangerous situation in space.


The general noted that the White House expressed concern to the Kremlin over the situation through diplomatic channels.

Recall that this is not the first statement of this kind made on behalf of the United States or the NATO bloc led by them.

More recently, General Andre Lanata, the commander of the NATO Transformation Forces, complained that Russian and Chinese satellites constantly monitor Western military satellites.
Photos used: https://dod.defense.gov/
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  1. beeper Offline
    beeper 11 February 2020 10: 00
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    Well, yes, this is the "iron foundation"! fool 160 kilometers - is it really very close ?! winked There, in near-Earth space, there is already so much space debris and all kinds of satellites (especially American spy satellites!) That, moving in its orbit and therefore either approaching or moving away from one encountered artificial satellite, you will inevitably come close to another - to others, moving in their orbits ?! winked
    I would reformulate it like this:"Why the hell did the American spy satellite appear next to the Russian Meteors and why did it follow them, determining its orbit parameters with their range finder ??!"
    Is it that soon the Yankees will not only cling to inanimate objects, but also to Russian cosmonauts ??!
  2. g1washntwn Offline
    g1washntwn (George Washington) 11 February 2020 13: 23
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    This is all against Iranian missiles. The coincidence of the orbits with the American reconnaissance satellite is completely coincidental.
    We just passed by. Heal yourself from persecution mania.