Space Force Commander Confirms US Spy Satellite Being Trailed by Russian Spacecraft

Posted on February 11, 2020 10:28 am
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“We view this behavior as unusual and disturbing,” Gen. John ‘Jay’ Raymond, commander of the newly minted U.S. Space Force, told TIME about a pair of Russian spacecraft that are tailing a multibillion-dollar U.S. spy satellite hundreds of miles above the Earth’s surface.

Just days after President Trump tweeted the new Space Force logo, and discussed it during the State of The Union address, America’s Space Force Commander says the Russian spacecraft began maneuvering toward the American satellite shortly after being launched into orbit in November, at times creeping within 100 miles of it.

“It has the potential