Russia Completes Tests of New Space Monitoring System
Russia’s Aerospace Defence Forces have completed state tests of the Russian-made Okno space monitoring complex which is located in Tajikistan. The work is being performed to prepare the the Okno system for operation as part of the main space surveillance center of the Aerospace Defence Forces’ Command. This information was presented by Alexey Zolotukhin, a spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry.
It’s worth mentioning that the Okno complex is located near the city of Nurek, Tajikistan, at a height of 2,200 meters above sea level in mountains. The system is designed for automatically detecting space objects at altitudes from 120 to 40,000 km.
According to the information available, the new space monitoring systems will be set up in Russia’s Altay and Primorsky Regions at first, and more than ten such complexes will be deployed in other Russian regions by 2018.