Spacecraft design engineer, senior researcher at the Institute of Space Technologies Alexei Kovalev commented to Komsomolskaya Pravda on the words of US Space Force Commander John Raymond about the Russian satellite, which he called either a “combat Russian matryoshka” or a “doll in a doll” system.
According to the commander of the US Space Forces, the Russian satellite “launches, opens”, and then another satellite appears, which also opens, after which “a projectile is fired to destroy American satellites.”
According to Kovalev, there are several reasons for such statements, among them a purely economic one. “The commander of the US Space Forces, spreading such horror stories, wants to knock out more” dough “for his army. In addition, Americans are incredibly proud people: they believe that they should be the first in everything. And then the Russians in space put a crowbar in their ass, “said the specialist, noting that because of this,” they screamed that Moscow is militarizing space. “
Kovalev believes that if anyone should be “poked with a finger, blaming for the militarization of outer space,” then first of all the Americans themselves. As the design engineer noted, the United States does not hide the fact that the Boeing X-37 mini-shuttle was created as a space fighter, and the Keyhole / CRYSTAL program, which, although declared as a civilian, is controlled by the US National Space Intelligence Agency. “And that says it all,” he concluded.