Nikolai Zelizhnov, a space expert working at the Institute of Applied Astronomy, told Sputnik that outer space is vast and large and there are a lot of small things there, as well as satellites moving above the equator, which still has a high orbital inclination. "The theoretical possibility, although small, always exists, but according to preliminary calculations, Apophis will still fly a little further away from geostationary satellites," Zelizhnov said. According to him, if Apophis "catches" the satellites' orbit, he will be able to disable a spacecraft "at least one", which will not lead to noticeable consequences on Earth, as the asteroid Apophis, which will fly close to Earth in 2029, is likely to pass near the orbit of geostationary satellites, but there is still a small possibility that one of the instruments will be "dropped".