Russian Anti-Satellite Test Sparks International Outrage

A previous test for Russia’s Nudol anti-missile and anti-satellite defense system.
Credit: Russian Defense Ministry Press Office/TASS

About 6 hr. before SpaceX was to launch a new crew to the International Space Station for NASA in early November, Russia conducted a 6-min. maneuvering burn of the station’s core stage, ordered after data showed a potential conjunction with a piece of debris from a 2007 Chinese anti-satellite test...

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