The head of the information and analytical centre for ensuring the safety of space activities in near-Earth outer space, Igor Bakaras, confirmed plans to create a national centre for tracking dangerous asteroids and comets.
As Bakaras specified, the new Center will deal with the identification and tracking of celestial bodies of natural origin approaching the Earth, which pose a potential threat to our planet.
The centre will interact with the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Emergencies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with other states and international organizations.
The documentary support of the Center is supposed to be completed by mid-2020. The timing of the organization itself is not specified, according to RIA Novosti.