France has accused Russia of trying to intercept the signal of a military satellite
Russia has been trying to catch signals with Franco-Italian satellite that is used by armies of both countries for the transmission of secure messages. This was stated by the Minister of defence of France, Florence Parlee, reports Reuters.
According to the French Minister, it happened in 2017, when the Russian satellite Luch (Olymp) approached the satellite, Athena-Fidus. “Trying to listen to their neighbors not only unfriendly, but is an act of espionage,” said parley.
“We’re in danger. Our communications, our military exercises, our daily lives are in danger if we fail to respond,” said parley, noting that by the end of the year, Paris will complete the implementation of the strategic plan and space defense.
Russian satellite “Luch” or “Olympus” was launched into space in September 2014 Actions of the spacecraft caused several secret meetings of the international telecommunications satellite organization Intelsat and the Pentagon, was reported in the 2015 edition of SpaceNews.
The French-Italian telecommunications satellite Athena-Fidus was launched in March 2014, it provides safe communication for the French and Italian armed forces and emergency services.