U.S. tracks satellites for crash analysis

BEIJING. November 4. KAZINFORM U.S. is tracking 800 maneuverable satellites on a daily basis for possible collisions, a military officer said Tuesday as quoted by medai reports; Kazinform refers to Xinhua.

General Kevin Chilton, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said this in a space confercence in Omaha, Nebraska.

"Collision of the Russia and America's satellites at the year beginning has destroyed any sense that space was so vast that collisions were highly improbable. The U.S. Air Force have begun upgrading its ability to predict possible collisions in space since then," he said.

He also said that military officials had wanted to do more thorough analysis of possible collisions in space, but had lacked the resources; Kazinform cites Xinhua.

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