Japan and Australia have joined international condemnation of Russia for testing an anti-satellite weapon Nov. 15 that created over 1,500 pieces of debris in low Earth orbit.
U.S. Space Force officials Nov. 17 condemned Russia’s missile strike that destroyed a defunct satellite in low Earth orbit.
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.
South Korea’s foreign ministry expressed concern over the “numerous pieces of debris” created in low Earth orbit when Russia destroyed a Soviet-era satellite with a missile strike earlier this week but stopped short of criticizing Russia.
Sue Gordon, former principal deputy director of national intelligence, said the Russians fully understood the consequences of the ASAT test
LeoLabs expects to be issuing collision alerts for many years to help satellite operators dodge the new debris field.
European space industry figures have expressed alarm at Russia’s destructive antisatellite test which has created thousands of pieces of orbital debris.
Guidelines issued by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin for responsible space operations should be part of a wider conversation about how to maintain safety and security in space, a senior Pentagon official said July 26.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Secure World Foundation on April 1 released new updates on space weapons developments around the world.
CSIS released a new study called "Defense Against the Dark Arts in Space: Protecting Space Systems from Counterspace Weapons."
The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces called on DoD and other agencies to more openly discuss the threats posed by China and Russia.
The ability to “characterize threats” is a major challenge for the U.S. Space Force, said Maj. Gen. Leah Lauderback.
Russia on Dec. 15 conducted a ballistic missile test that U.S. Space Command condemned as a threat to satellites in orbit.
DoD report: China intends to pursue ASAT weapons capable of destroying satellites up to geosynchronous Earth orbit.
A disregard for terrestrial international norms has also been witnessed with regard to space.
U.S. Space Command says Russia on July 15 conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon.
Of the world’s 50 satellite laser ranging stations, five fixed stations are in Shanghai, Changchun, Beijing, Wuhan and Kuming