Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken

May 19, 2017, Written by

Trio Of Mysterious Spacecraft Were Idle For At Least A Year, Now They’re Zooming Toward Foreign Satellites





Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken
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A trio of mysterious Russian government satellites startled space experts when, shortly after blasting into low orbit between 2013 and 2015, they began dramatically changing their orbits, demonstrating a rare degree of maneuverability for small spacecraft.

Now after being idle for a year or more, two of the mystery-sats are on the move again. On April 20, 2017, one of them reportedly shaved hundreds of meters off its orbit in order to zoom within 1,200 meters of a big chunk of a defunct Chinese weather satellite that China smashed in a controversial 2007 test of an anti-satellite rocket…

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