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After the suspicious incident, a Russian warning of “space war”

The agency said that the Director-General of the Roskosmosin Foundation Dmitry Rogozin in the media reports that stated that Russian satellite monitoring centers had already been hacked amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, while warning against any attempts to do so.

“Disrupting any country’s satellites is in fact … a cause for war,” Interfax quoted him as saying.

Rogozin also said that Roscosmos wants British technology company OneWeb to provide guarantees that its satellites will not be used against Russia, the agency added.

The agency quoted him as saying that if this is not achieved, Russia will cancel the scheduled launch of about 36 satellites of the OneWeb company from the Baikonur cosmodrome that Russia leases from Kazakhstan without providing compensation to OneWeb.

On the other hand, the US Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) is looking for alternatives to keep the International Space Station operating effectively without Russian help, in response to the military operations carried out by Moscow in Ukraine.

The US side is responsible for providing energy to the International Space Station, while Russia’s tasks are limited to keeping the station afloat in space, and directing it using the “Progress” vehicle, which gives the station a periodic push to maintain its altitude.

The head of the Russian Space Agency, Dmitry Rogozin, had warned the United States of a possible Russian decision to end cooperation regarding the International Space Station, in response to the American sanctions imposed on his country, prompting the search for alternatives to keep the station operating as usual.

As an alternative to the Russian role, the head of NASA’s commercial spaceflight program, Kathy Lueders, said that the US aerospace and defense company, “Northrop Grumman”, offered its services in connection with the operation of the International Space Station.

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