Roskosmos: “Unknown” object will approach the International Space Station tomorrow

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An unknown object will approach him International Space Station Russian media are monitoring the situation on Thursday morning, but there is no threat, Roskosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin said today.

According to the data available to the American side, the approach of the International Space Station (ISS) with a space object designated “UNKNOWN”, is scheduled to take place on 08.07.2021 and 16:16:05 Moscow time. The minimum distance is 4.8 km. The probability of a collision is 1.28E-05. According to the data of our means of surveillance, the approach with the ISS with the space object characterized as “UNKNOWN” is scheduled to take place on 08.07.2021 and 16:16:05 Moscow time. The minimum distance is 4,584 kilometers. The probability of a collision is 1.12E-11 “, Rogozin wrote on his channel on the social network Telegram.

Rogozin stressed that the Russian side agrees only on the assessment of the distance. “We do not confirm the threat, we continue to monitor,” he said.

Earlier, the head of the information analytical center СHNIImash (affiliated to Roskosmos) Igor Bakaras, told TASS that the Russian Automated system of warnings of dangerous situations in space in the Earth space debris. Last year, experts were forced to change the space station’s orbit twice to avoid collisions with “space junk”.

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