A Chinese satellite experienced a near miss Tuesday with a piece of debris created by Russia’s destructive anti-satellite test conducted in November.
Russia’s generation of a large amount of space debris deserves condemnation from the United States and others. However, we must also understand why Russia did what it did.
European space industry figures have expressed alarm at Russia’s destructive antisatellite test which has created thousands of pieces of orbital debris.
Op-ed | How to convince China and Russia to join a space traffic management program for peace and prosperity
The United States should take the lead in initiating a dual-track approach to developing both a Western and an International space traffic management regime in order to prevent China and Russia from normalizing potent anti-satellite capabilities in the name of debris-removal.
U.S. Space Command said the test showed that Russia’s missiles are capable of destroying satellites in low Earth orbit.
DoD wants to increase awareness of the threats the nation faces in space but classification is a problem.
NASA suspended cooperation with its Indian counterpart in one area in the immediate aftermath of India’s anti-satellite test, only to reinstate it less than a week later.
In the sharpest rebuke to date by a U.S. government official, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine criticized India’s recent anti-satellite test April 1, saying it created debris that posed a threat to the International Space Station.
The Air Force said India's anti-satellite missile test posed no risk to the International Space Station
In the wake of the March 27 Indian anti-satellite test, Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation suggested companies consider boycotting India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).
The need to use these spacecraft also as bodyguards is the strongest reason to rescind the Senate's proposed budget cut for launching our first robotic servicing spacecraft. Any delay in its launch would greatly increase the chance of a space Pearl Harbor.
In the face of emerging novel threats and vulnerabilities, whether the self-defense doctrine allows us to counter the threat before the attack occurs can make the difference between peace and war.
Secure World Foundation releases new report on global counterspace capabilities. "Space is important to everyone, not the sole domain of militaries and intelligence services."
Gen. Hyten: “I watch what our adversaries do. I see them moving quickly into the space domain, and I see our country not moving fast, and that causes me concern."
Tuesday's briefing begins with a news report raising concerns about a technology demonstration payload China's Long March 7 rocket delivered to orbit Saturday in its debut.
Nine years after China's ASAT test, the debate over how to deal with anti-satellite weapons, and even how to define them, continues.