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U.S. officials condemn Russian anti-satellite test

2 monthes ago   |   By Spaceflight Now

A visualization of space debris in low Earth orbit. Credit: NASA
The U.S. military's chief of space operations rebuked a test of a Russian anti-satellite missile Wednesday, although the test did not apparently target and destroy a spacecraft in orbit.
In a statement, U.S. Space Command said it was aware of a test Wednesday of a Russian direct-ascent anti-satellite missile, or DA-ASAT, system.
“Russia's DA-ASAT test provides yet another example that the threats to U.S. and allied space systems are real, serious and growing,” said Gen. John Raymond, commander of U.S. Space Command and the...
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