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Israeli spy satellite narrowly escapes crash with Russian mini-satellitesThe Israeli reconnaissance satellite AROS-B, which provides imagery for the Israeli security establishment, nearly collided with small Russian satellites earlier this week.
Dozens of small satellites launched by Russia nearly crashed into an Israeli reconnaissance satellite earlier this week.
A few months ago, Russia launched 43 small satellites into space. Some of them were later discovered to be moving directly toward the Israeli reconnaissance satellite AROS-B, operated by ImageSat International, which provides imagery to the Israeli security establishment.
A company official said a collision could have caused millions of shekels in damage. "If one of the (Russian satellites) had been hurt, it wouldn't have caused major damage, but the Israeli satellite costs almost $300 million so we had to divert it off its course to save it from collision," he said.
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