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Russia to build submarine-detecting satellite

Moscow, Russia: Russia could build a satellite for the detection and tracking of submarines from space, a defence industry spokesman said. Vladimir Boldyrev of the Kosmonit Science and Technology Center, said, “A scientist group had developed a space satellite module that could carry out remote sensing of the sea and detect submerged submarines. Hopefully, it will be tested in space as early as 2011.” Further, he added that the work on the module started over a decade ago.

He offered no indication as to when the new satellite would enter service with the Russian Armed Forces. Boldyrev said that the dual-use module would be used for both defence and civilian purposes, in particular, providing meteorological data.

Source: RIA Novosti