Russian media says US rocket to come as close as 5km to ISS • The Register

Russian news agency TASS has reported that a chunk of a US Pegasus carrier rocket is due to whizz past the International Space Station (ISS) at a minimum distance of 5.4km this week.

In a report that entirely failed to mention the debris cloud created by a Russian Anti-Satellite Test a few weeks ago, space agency Roscosmos was quoted as saying: “No decision has been made on the need to carry out an avoidance manoeuvre.

“Specialists of the Flight Control Center and the Main Information and Analysis Center continue keeping the situation under control.”

So that’s OK then.

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