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Russian anti-satellite test adds to worsening problem of space debris


Russian anti-satellite test adds to worsening problem of space debris Russia has carried out a missile test, destroying one of its own satellites. The action has caused international outrage because the debris could threaten the International Space Station (ISS) and satellites in low-Earth orbit. Russia's test of an anti-satellite (A-Sat) missile system is not the first of its kind. Back in 2007, China tested its own missile system against one of its own weather satellites in orbit. The explosion created more than 3,000 pieces of debris the size of a golf ball or larger - and more than 100,000 much smaller pieces.   More



(Source: BBC News - Nov 17)

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