Expert: Fears of Russian ‘satellite killer’ overblown

November 21, 2014 12:13 AM

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Expert: Fears of Russian ‘satellite killer’ overblown

A mysterious Russian space object has prompted concern that Moscow may have launched a ‘satellite killer’ to challenge its rivals’ space hardware. Experts, however, say that the satellite’s mission is probably much more mundane.

Launched in May, the satellite, known as Object 2014-28E, has been closely monitored by western powers, including the U.S. military.

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