Russia recklessly carried out an anti-satellite operation on a large, defunct satellite in one of the most heavily-used and most important sections of Earth orbit. I share my thoughts on the operation, Russia’s status in the space industry at large, and what the technical and political fallout may be coming out of this.
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- Russia destroys satellite in ASAT test - SpaceNews
- Russia Confirms ASAT Test, Denies Debris Threat – SpacePolicyOnline.com
- SWF Releases Updated Compilation of Anti-satellite Testing in Space | Secure World
- 2021 Russian satellite intercept - YouTube
- SpaceNav on Twitter: “Updated orbital element distribution from the COSMOS 1408 ASAT event.”
- Op-ed | Lessons to learn from Russia’s Nudol ASAT test - SpaceNews
- Why India’s ASAT Test Was Reckless – The Diplomat
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