Russia’s Destruction of an Orbiting Satellite Raises Space Debris Concerns

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Russia’s Destruction of an Orbiting Satellite Raises Space Debris Concerns

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Russia tested an anti-satellite weapon on November 15, destroying one of its own old and defunct satellites, Kosmos 1408. Launched in 1982, Kosmos 1408 was some 300 miles above Earth. Its destruction generated a debris field in Earth orbit that prompted the seven International Space Station crew members, including one Russian cosmonaut, to take cover in their crew capsules for several hours, in...

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