Russia smashes its own satellite in space The weapons test ended the lives of seven crew members at the International Space Station. U.S. and British officials said.
An anti-satellite missile launched from Earth shatters Russia’s own satellite in space. It contains more than 1,500 debris, millions of small fragments scattered throughout space.
“We urge other countries to join us in developing responsible codes of conduct and curbing dangerous and destructive experiments by Russia,” said US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
According to NASA, there are five astronauts and two Russian astronauts in space. They went on two spaceships. One of them is SpaceX Crew Dragon, Russian Soyuz. The crew woke up after the satellite crashed. The astronauts were ordered to close the hatch between the modules. After the space station approached the field of debris, they returned to the crew Dragon Soyuz.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said, “Despite Russia’s long history of human spaceflight, the ISS is endangering the lives of not only American and international partners, but also their own astronauts.” Russia’s space agency Roscosmos plans to discuss the matter with NASA by telephone tomorrow, Russian news agency TASS sources said.
According to NASA, the U.S. space agency, Leolobs Inc. is a private space-object tracking company. Data show that a number of objects are visible near the Cosmos 1408 location. According to NASA, the Soviet Signal Intelligence Satellite was launched in 1982.
The U.S. military is monitoring the situation. In addition, the debris could last for decades.
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