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Russian satellites following our satellite, says U.S. space commander

Christian Fernsby |
A pair of Russian satellites are tailing a U.S. spy satellite hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface, a top U.S. military commander tells TIME.

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Topics: RUSSIA    SATELLITE    U.S.   

Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander of the U.S. Space Force, says the Russian spacecraft began maneuvering toward the American satellite shortly after being launched into orbit in November, at times creeping within 100 miles of it.

“We view this behavior as unusual and disturbing,” Raymond says.

“It has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space.” Raymond says the U.S. government has expressed concern to Moscow through diplomatic channels. military has publicly identified a direct threat to a specific American satellite by an adversary.

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