The creators of the system are specialists from Lavochkin research-and-production enterprise, Institute of Applied Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences disclosed, commenting on the recent news on falling of large meteorites in Spain.
According to the RIA Novosti interlocutor, all the provisions of the planetary defense program have been worked out. "Russia has nuclear stock and rocket-space vehicles, capable of eliminating such objects or changing their flight course," the agency's interlocutor said.
Meanwhile, experts are aware that the system of the planetary defense exists only on papers and appeal to the world scientific society to study thoroughly the problem of the asteroid danger.
According to Russian specialists, approximately 400 asteroids and 30 comets will pose danger to the Earth in the future. "Their orbits, physical parameters and energy rates are listed in the catalogue of the Institute of Applied Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences in the scientific monograph "Asteroids and Comets Approaching the Earth", the Institute of Applied Astronomy of Russian Academy of Sciences disclosed.