Roscosmos warned on Twitter about the projected approach of the International Space Station (ISS) with the American satellite BRICSat-2, which turned into “space debris”, on September 14 at 02:23 Moscow time.
In order to avoid a possible collision between the ISS and the satellite, an evasion maneuver may be scheduled for September 14 from 00:00 to 01:00 Moscow time. Meanwhile, the likelihood of the ISS and satellite approaching is estimated in hundredths of a percent.
The state corporation notes that the communication experimental satellite BRICSat-2 of the US Navy was launched into low-earth orbit in 2019 by the Falcon Heavy carrier rocket of the American company SpaceX.
In September, Eric Berger, a journalist for the American publication Ars Technica, explained on Twitter why the United States no longer needs the Russian manned spacecraft Soyuz MS. “Since [America’s newest reusable spacecraft] Crew Dragon has successfully demonstrated its capabilities, NASA no longer needs to buy seats on Soyuz from Russia at increasingly inflated prices,” the author wrote.