In the United States considered the behavior of the Russian satellite inspector “abnormal”
MOSCOW, 14 Aug — RIA Novosti. US consider the behavior of the running of the Russian Federation in October of last year satellite inspector “abnormal” for the category of apparatus to which Russia classifies, reads the statement of the assistant Secretary of state for arms control, verification and validation agreements Elim Poblet received at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
“In October last year, the Ministry of defense has launched a space object, which, they claim, was “satellite inspector”. But his behavior was inappropriate in orbit, something appears to be informed from on-orbit inspections to ensure situational abilities orientation in space, including other actions the inspection of the Russian satellites. We are concerned that looks very abnormal behavior that is stated as “satellite inspector”. And we don’t know exactly what it is, and there is no way to determine this,” said Poblet at the conference on disarmament, held in Geneva on Tuesday.
She added that the United States has expressed concern for many years, for which the Russian Federation has actively sought to develop and deploy ASAT weapons.
Assistant Secretary of state condemned Russia’s desire to develop anti-satellite capabilities and said that it was consistent with her other activities.
The U.S. representative at the conference noted that the draft Treaty on the prevention of placement of weapons in outer space, submitted by Russia and China, many shortcomings. She added that the United States is very concerned that satellite can do something contrary to the intentions of its owners. According to Poblet, such actions not only create uncertainty in other operations of satellites, and the intentions of the owners and operator companions of people. She stressed that transparency and purity of intent are very important for maintaining trust and confidence in situations that can give very little time to answer.
Poblet added that the recent actions of Russian satellites emphasize the critical flaws in the logic and language of the proposed Treaty on prevention of placement of weapons in outer space, and raise questions about the transparency of space operations and programmes in Russia. The assistant Secretary added that it shows that any agreement on control of space weapons at the moment is not verifiable.
In conclusion, she stressed that the conference should take concrete steps to strengthen the security, stability and resilience of space. Poblet added that proposed by China and Russia the draft agreement is not the appropriate mechanism to achieve this.
Associates-inspectors call spacecraft that possess the technical capacity maneuver to move along the orbit and observation of a type of interaction with other satellites.
In August 2017, the defense Ministry has been informed about the launch into orbit of the maneuvering satellite inspector. Sputnik-the inspector was separated from the small spacecraft of the defense Ministry of Russia for remote monitoring of the status of satellites in orbit in October 2017. It is assumed that it is equipped with optical sensors to obtain images of other satellites and sending data to Earth for analysis.
Their satellites-the inspectors have the United States and China. The most famous of these spies is an American spaceplane, the X-37.