Russian and Indian satellites missed each other in space at 200 m

According to the TsNIIMash main information and analytical center of the Warning Automated System of Hazardous Situations in near-Earth Space (part of Roscosmos), on November 27, 2020 at 01:49 UTC.

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The active Indian CARTOSAT 2F satellite weighing over 700 kg dangerously approached the Russian Kanopus-V spacecraft.

According to the TsNIIMash calculations, the minimum distance between the Russian and foreign satellites was 224 meters.


Both spacecraft are designed for Earth’s remote sensing.


Kanopus is an Earth observation sattelite with a launch mass of 450 kg mini-satellite mission of the Russian Space Agency.


Source: Roscosmos