Gen John Raymond, the chief of space operations for America's newly-minted Space Force, said the two Russian satellites began pursuing the multi-billion dollar USA satellite in November and have at times flown within 100 miles it.
Gen. John Raymond confirmed the reports, saying that the "unusual and disturbing behavior" could create a potentially risky situation in space. He also added that similar activities in any other domain would be interpreted as potentially threatening behaviour and the USA finds the recent activities to be concerning.
The move is "unusual and disturbing", and the USA has inquired about it with Moscow, Raymond said, adding that it "has the potential to create a risky situation in space".
This is reportedly the first time that the US military has publicly revealed a threat from another country to one of its spacecraft.
This incident has led the White House, Pentagon, and Congressional backers to believe that there is a need for a space force to be in place. These satellites have been actively maneuvering near a satellite of the United States government ... which the Russian government characterized as "inspector satellites", US General John Raymond said in a statement to CNBC.
Public intelligence implies that a Russian researcher satellite has shifted its own location in space into a orbit to the US. In December, in the experiment, it was separated by a small space vehicle "Cosmos-2543", is also meant to assess the status of domestic satellites. "The second satellite came out of the first satellite".
Russia's Defense Ministry confirmed the separation on December 6 and said the goal of the experiment was to "assess the technical condition of domestic satellites", according to the TASS news agency. By the middle of January, Kosmos 2542 and Kosmos 2543 had moved in orbit and were closing in on US 245.
A Russian satellite stalking his North Atlantic Treaty Organisation counterpart really was a figment of the French general's imagination, Aleksey Chepa, the deputy head of the foreign affairs committee in the Russian parliament, said, explaining that that the spacecraft in question was "a civilian satellite, which was carrying out activities needed for its own readjustment". It is also able to take pictures of the earth's surface.
"The satellites exhibited characteristics of a weapon system when one of those satellites launched a high-speed projectile into space".
One of the satellites, called Cosmos-2542, ejected a sub-satellite, Cosmos-2543.
'This is all circumstantial evidence, but there are a hell of a lot of circumstances that make it look like a known Russian inspection satellite is now inspecting a known USA spy satellite, ' Thompson tweeted on January 30.
As it happens, United States of America 245 is itself a spy satellite under the NRO, an American military agency that specializes in surveillance and operates multiple classified satellites that are believed to spy on various locations across the planet. The two satellites have been traveling close to the U.S. satellite. "It has the potential to create a unsafe situation in space".
In the decades since humanity first launched satellites to orbit, there have only been four known collisions between two such objects in space. "The U.S.is the most transparent in the world", he said.