The missile impact tracking system can be used to monitor space junk.

Today, there are more than 750 thousand objects of space debris in Earth’s orbit with a diameter of more than 1

cm, moving at a speed of more than 28 thousand km/h. These are mainly various remains of rockets or shuttles - ranging from huge upper stages to small bolts and nuts.

Scientists believe that the use of radar radar will track the trajectory of space debris, regardless of the weather and time of day.

“The possibilities of modernearly warning radar equipment for monitoring high-orbit space objects (VOKO). In this work, VOKO refers to objects located at a distance greater than 10 thousand km. Until now, the main source of information about orbital parameters has been optical observation means. At the same time, the main task of modern early warning radars is to monitor near-Earth space for low-orbit space objects.”

Radiotechnical Institute named after Mints

Earlier it was reported that Roscosmos plans to deploy optical-electronic stations in South Africa, Mexico and Chile to warn of dangerous situations in near-Earth space.