“The population density of space objects is increasing, which creates a significant threat of collisions,” TASS quoted him as saying as part of the Army-2022 forum.

Boev added that Western countries, China and India are working on the creation of "megagroups" of hundreds and even thousands of spacecraft.

According to our forecasts, within 10 years, the constellation of satellites in low Earth orbit can increase to 70,000 operating spacecraft,” he said.