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Space object 2014-28E worries the US military and NATO - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:00

Western astronomers and the US military services are closely watching the unknown object 2014-28E, which they suggest may belong to Russia, and the fear that it may be an indication that Moscow resumed the program "Fighter of the satellites."

Initially the object was mistaken for debris that fell into orbit with three communication satellites "Spring", which Russia launched in May this year. Later, the experts agreed that it was not space debris and purpose of the object is unknown. Thus, it can be a purely civil in particular object can be used to deal with space debris or for repair and maintenance of satellites in orbit. However, of particular interest to it originated from the fact that its run was not stated.



"Whatever it was, it (the object 2014-28E - approx. Ed.) Looks like a pilot. He may have a number of functions - both civilian and military ... "- leads the FT expert opinion in the field of space security, the head of research center" Chatham House "Patricia Lewis.

West fears that Russia might resume military program "Fighter satellites" (ASAT program designed to defeat artificial satellites), which was launched during the Soviet period, but closed shortly after the fall of the "Iron Curtain". Nevertheless, in recent years, as the newspaper notes, the interest in space weapons has increased significantly in many countries.

We can not say with certainty that Russia has resumed the program on anti-satellite weapons, but it should be borne in mind that in 2007 and 2008, China and the United States have demonstrated the possibility of destruction of satellites in space, the newspaper writes.


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