France Says Russia Tried to Spy on Satellite


A Russian satellite attempted last year to spy on a satellite providing secure communications for the French military, Defense Minister Florence Parly said Friday.

The Athena-Fidus satellite, operated jointly with Italy, was approached "a bit too closely" by Russia's Luch-Olymp craft, known for its advanced listening capacity, Parly said at France's National Center for Space Studies (CNES) in Toulouse, southern France.

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