New York Times News Service, Moscow / Washington.
Published by: Yogesh sahu
Updated Wed, Nov 17 2021 01:42 AM IST
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia’s move on missile testing was dangerous and irresponsible. Russia did not inform the US about this in advance, due to which the astronauts were at risk.
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The United States is angry with this test and has said to answer it. Russia has yet to issue a statement on this, nor has it said when it was tested. Experts monitoring all of this development said the debris velocity was so fast that after every 90 minutes or so, debris from the Russian satellite passed close to the ISS. Although the Russian space agency Roscosmos has confirmed the passage of debris near the ISS.
Meanwhile, NASA astronaut Mark Wende Hei told NASA Mission Control: “Thank you for a crazy but fully coordinated day.” We appreciate your effort for the information you have provided us for each situation. Such a test could start an arms race in space.
That’s why this test was dangerous
Four American astronauts, one German and two Russians are currently working on the ISS. If a piece of debris collided with the space station, their lives would be in danger. For this reason, all the passengers took refuge in a vehicle capable of returning to Earth in emergency conditions. Experts say that this Russian satellite was slightly above the International Space Station.
Dangerous and irresponsible movement
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia’s move on missile testing was dangerous and irresponsible. Russia did not inform the United States about this in advance, because of which the astronauts were at risk. The test produced more than 1,500 large pieces of debris and thousands of smaller pieces. US State Department spokesman Ned Price said the Russian Federation recklessly conducted an anti-satellite missile test. The rubble strewn by this test is a threat to the interests of many countries. This action, he said, endangers the long-term stability of our outer space.
Sloppy security in space: Britain
British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace condemned the alleged anti-satellite missile test and said it shows a complete disregard for security and stability in space. The debris from these tests could jeopardize space activities. Quoting Wallace, the British Ministry of Defense tweeted that the appropriate response would be given by talking to the allies about this test.