US vs. Russia fire for anti-satellite missile test Skai.gr

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On November 15, 2021, the Russian Federation recklessly conducted a disastrous test of an anti-satellite missile against one of its satellites, said yesterday the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

This test has so far created over one thousand five hundred pieces of orbital fragments that could potentially create hundreds of thousands of pieces of smaller orbital debris.

The wreckage created by this dangerous and irresponsible test will now threaten satellites and other space objects that are vital to the security, economic and scientific interests of all nations for decades to come, he said.

In addition, it will significantly increase the risk to astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station and other space activities. The safety of all actors seeking to explore and use space for peaceful purposes has been inadvertently compromised by this test, the minister commented.

“The events of 15 November 2021 clearly show that Russia, despite its claims to oppose the use of weapons in space, is willing to jeopardize the long-term viability of space and to jeopardize space exploration and use by all nations through this reckless and irresponsible behavior “, added Mr. Blinken.

The United States will work with its allies and partners as they try to respond to this irresponsible act and call on all responsible space nations to join us in our efforts to develop standards of responsible behavior and to refrain from conducting dangerous and irresponsible disasters. such as those carried out by Russia, the US Secretary of State concluded.

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