Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite into space. 4 October 1957 years - just in 12 years after the end of World War II – The Soviet Union made a real breakthrough in technological development, actually marking the beginning of a new era of humanity, civilizations. Until now, that event is difficult to overestimate.
The chronicle book of astronautics, opened in October 1957, is being created, by historical standards, not much time - only a few decades. However, over the years, mankind has managed to do a lot in the conquest of space., and our country made a really huge contribution to this conquest, our distinguished experts in the space industry, our legendary cosmonauts. This is the first manned flight into space., and the first manned spacewalk, and the first space station, And much more.
With date, which is associated with the launch of the first artificial Earth satellite, one of the professional holidays of the military sphere is also related. This is the Day of Russian Space Forces. This holiday was established by a presidential decree from 2006 of the year.
Servicemen of the Main Center for Space Situation Intelligence of the Space Forces are engaged in large-scale monitoring of the space situation, control the launch of spacecraft into orbit, issue warnings about the dangerous approach of space objects of various nature with the Earth, with spacecraft, in near-earth orbit. At the same time, a service for monitoring the composition and condition of foreign orbital groupings is also carried out., in which, naturally, there is also a military component.
Besides, Russian military specialists from the space forces are detecting ballistic missile launches by foreign states, which is one of the most important links in the national missile defense.
Voennoye Obozreniye thanks the space troops for their service and congratulates them on their professional holiday!
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