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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Russia praises its anti-satellite weapons test

 

‘Razor-sharp precision’: Russia hails anti-satellite weapons test
MOSCOW: Russia said on Tuesday it had directed a weapons test that designated an old Russian satellite with "razorsharp accuracy" and denied charges by the US, Britain and Nato that the test had been hazardous for circling shuttle. US authorities said Monday's test had produced a flotsam and jetsam field in low-Earth circle that imperiled the International Space Station (ISS) and that would represent a danger to space exercises for quite a long time. 

The test unmistakably exhibits that Russia, "regardless of its cases of contradicting the weaponization of space, is able to ... risk the investigation and utilization of space by all countries through its foolish and unreliable conduct," US secretary of state Antony Blinken said. Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg said the test was foolish, represented a danger to the ISS and a circling Chinese space apparatus, and showed Russia was growing new weapons frameworks. A British government representative denounced the test and encouraged Moscow to join talks at the United Nations on "capable conduct with regards to space." 

Russia's guard service said the flotsam and jetsam from the test had not represented a danger to the ISS, and that Washington knew this. "We did to be sure effectively test a promising framework. It hit the old satellite with well honed accuracy. The parts that shaped represent no danger to space action," protection serve Sergei Shoigu was cited as saying by the RIA news office. The objective was a non-functional shuttle, Tselina-D, that had been in circle beginning around 1982, the service said. It said the US, China and India had led comparative tests before. Russia's space organization said the ISS's group had briefly to moved into their separate shuttle. 

The guard service said Russia had to reinforce its protection abilities in light of weapons tests by the US and Washington building up a space power in 2020. Moscow said it had looked for a consent to stop weapons being conveyed in space for a really long time, however that Washington and its partners had impeded the arrangement at the United Nations.

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