The Growing Danger Of Antisatellite Weapons

Brody Ladd | 01/03/2022

On Nov. 15, Russia tested an antisatellite weapon, destroying a Cold War-era satellite in low Earth orbit. The test was condemned by the international community because of the debris it created, threatening other spacecraft in orbit. Above, is shown the International Space Station. Astronauts onboard were forced to take emergency measures for several hours amid concern that debris from the Russian test could endanger the station. The recent destruction of a defunct Cold War-era satellite...
 

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