Satellite spy ring
14 April, 2015, 12:00 am
MOSCOW – Russia has uncovered a group of spy satellites, the head of its space command said in a film broadcast Sunday, which warned of “enemy” satellites that could masquerade as space junk.
“Very recently, specialists of the department of space intelligence centre uncovered a newly created group of space satellites… made for radio-technical reconnaissance of equipment on Russian territory,” said the commander of Russian Space Command, Oleg Maidanovich.
Space Command is a division of the military responsible for warning of missile and air strikes and controlling Russia’s defence satellites.
Maidanovich declined to say which country or countries the satellites belonged to.