Satellite spy ring

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.

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