From 2017 to 2021, the Automated Warning System for Dangerous Situations in Near-Earth Space (ASPOS OKS) registered almost 1,000 threats against the International Space Station (ISS). The relevant materials of the head scientific institute of Roscosmos, TsNIIMash, are presented at the Army-2022 forum.
According to the materials, 970 threats to the ISS were identified at a distance of less than 4 km.
It is specified that during this time there were 26.9 thousand dangerous encounters with protected spacecraft. The system also recorded 30 destruction of objects in orbit.
Earlier on the same day, materials were presented at the Army-2022 forum confirming that the implementation of the project to create the Milky Way control system for the space around the Earth will be completed in 2035.
It is assumed that the consumers of the system will be both Russian and foreign government agencies, international organizations and private commercial companies. The Milky Way will monitor the risks of collisions in orbit, as well as warn of the approach of dangerous asteroids and comets, and will record changes in space weather.
Earlier, on August 3, in an interview with Izvestia, the general director of the Central Research Institute of Mechanical Engineering (TsNIIMash, the head scientific organization of Roscosmos) Sergey Koblov said that the Milky Way system is designed to provide global and continuous monitoring, in connection with this, ground-based facilities, including including telescopes, will be placed not only in Russia, but also abroad.
The Milky Way concept was approved in early 2022. The automated warning system for dangerous situations in near-Earth space will include 65 telescopes and a space segment. It is expected that the Milky Way will be many times more efficient than the currently functioning ASPOS OKP system.
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