The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have spotted spy satellites disguised as space garbage, intended for monitoring Russian territory, said Maj. Gen. Oleg Maidanovich, commander of the Aerospace Defense Forces' Space Command Troops.
"Just recently, the Main Space Intelligence Center spotted a new group of wave acquisition and tracking satellites, whose goal is to monitor the means deployed in Russian territory," Maidanovich said on Zvezda television.
Maidanovich did not say to what country the satellites belonged.
More than 20,000 space objects, which the military must monitor round the-clock, have been entered on the Main Space Intelligence Center's list. Russia's orbital grouping has about 140 satellites, he said.
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