MOSCOW, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Russia's Aerospace Defense Forces (VKO) identified over 20 launches of Russian and foreign intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2016, the Defense Ministry said Tuesday.

"Moreover, the VKO has conducted 16 launches of spacecraft under the Russian Federal Space Program, the Federal Target Program GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System), and international cooperation programs," the ministry said.

The ground-based forces of automated control complex of the VKO conducted over 420,000 sessions with Russian spacecraft constellation, with about 1,500 sessions per day.

According to the ministry, the specialists of the Main Space Intelligence Center found over 650 space objects, controlled the in-orbit delivery of more than 180 spacecraft and terminated ballistic existence of about 60 space objects.