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Indian, Russian satellites come 'dangerously close' to each other in space

India's remote sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2F and Russian Kanopus-V came close to each other. The space agencies of both countries are monitoring them closely. Russian space agency Roscosmos said, 'According to the TsNIIMash calculations, the minimum distance between the Russian and foreign satellites was 224 meters. Both spacecraft are designed for Earth’s remote sensing.' However, allaying fears, Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI: "We have been tracking the satellite for four days and it is about 420 metres from the Russian satellite. A manoeuvre will only be done when it comes around 150 metres," Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI.

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