Second Russian Satellite Now Trailing Western Satellites

According to data gathered by a California startup called Slingshot Aerospace, a Russian satellite has been trailing and making stops near non Russian satellites in geosynchronous orbit. Since its launch on March 12th , the Russian satellite called Luch/Olymp has been approaching western satellites but not so close as to trigger a potential collision warning. Audrey Schaffer, the former director of space policy at the National Security Council, has said this type of behavior could definitely be considered unfriendly. She also believes that this satellite might be a new class of Russian Inspector satellites. These new satellites could have better sensors on board that would allow them to see more from farther away. This new type of satellite may be the reason the US Space Command has recently shown interest in developing satellites that can move more rapidly and more often to avoid these types of signals intelligence satellites.