anti satellite missile: US Angry on Russian anti-satellite missile test, Says dangerous and irresponsible
- Russia successfully test-fires anti-satellite missile system
- America threatened and said – Russia will be given a befitting reply
- Russia destroyed one of its own old satellites in space
Russia has made an official statement for the first time regarding the anti-satellite missile test. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed that we have successfully tested an anti-satellite system. Earlier, the US alleged that on November 15, Russia targeted a satellite in space with a missile. The US also criticized Russia, saying that this test has generated thousands of space waste, which threatens the rest of the satellites.
Russian Defense Minister confirmed
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said in the Western Military District in the Voronezh region that we have successfully tested a really promising system. It has accurately targeted an old satellite. He claimed that the fragments produced from this old satellite do not pose any threat to space activities.
US officials and NASA allege
US officials on Monday accused Russia of destroying an old satellite with a missile. He called it a reckless and irresponsible act. The debris could cause major damage to the space station as it is orbiting at 28,000 kmph. US space agency NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that astronauts will now face four times the risk of exposure.
America said – we will give a befitting reply
US State Department spokesman Ned Price said Russia’s anti-satellite missile test would increase the risk to astronauts as well as other human spaceflight activities on the International Space Station. He alleged that this also made it clear that Russia’s claims of opposing the deployment of weapons in space were hypocritical. America, together with its allies, will respond to this irresponsible act of Russia.
US Secretary of State condemns Russia
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that the test “clearly demonstrates that despite its claims to oppose the weaponization of outer space, it has been using outer space for all countries through its reckless and irresponsible behavior”. willing to risk. However, the Russian space agency Roscosmos did not confirm or deny the test. It only said in a vague online statement Tuesday that the unconditional safety of the astronauts aboard the ISS is its main priority.
Russia confirms anti-satellite missile test
Russia’s defense ministry, however, confirmed on Tuesday that it had tested and destroyed a satellite that had been out of service, but stressed that the US knew for certain that there were pieces of debris, both at the time of the test and in orbit. In the context of orbital parameters, does not and will not pose a threat to space stations, spacecraft and space activities.
Russian Foreign Minister said – this is hypocrisy
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also alleged that it was hypocritical to say that Russia posed a threat to peaceful activities in space. It is noteworthy that after the situation became clear on Monday morning, four American, one German and two Russian astronauts on the ISS were asked to take shelter in their capsules immediately.
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