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"Hundreds of debris appeared that threaten the ISS": The United States and Britain accused Russia of allegedly testing anti-satellite weapons

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More accusations against the Russian Federation are being heard from the United States and Britain. The head of NASA and the US Secretary of State accuse Russia that "military tests pose a direct threat to space exploration."


So, according to Anthony Blinken, "Russia's testing of an anti-satellite missile has led to the appearance of thousands of dangerous debris in space orbit."

White House spokesman Ned Price called the tests "reckless and threatening the safety of cosmonauts and astronauts aboard the ISS."

American side:

The debris will now be in space for decades and threaten much-needed space exploration. They will also hinder scientific activities, satellites, the use of which is so important for world civilization.

NASA chief Bill Nelson also accused Russia of "actions aimed at creating a threat to space exploration." According to him, "military tests have called into question the safety of the ISS and the Chinese orbital station."

Nelson:

I and Secretary of State Blinken are outraged by this act of Russia.

NASA announced the appearance of a "cloud" of more than one and a half thousand relatively large debris, which allegedly appeared as a result of Russian tests of an anti-satellite weapons... It is argued that precisely because of this "cloud" the entire ISS crew was "forced to transfer to the Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked to the station."

Britain also joined in accusations against the Russian Federation of allegedly testing anti-satellite weapons, "which led to the emergence of hundreds of dangerous debris."

It is planned that today NASA representatives will talk with representatives of Roscosmos on the topic of space debris.

At the moment, there have been no official reports from Russian departments about testing anti-satellite weapons.

Let us remind you that earlier Russia proposed to the international community (at the UN General Assembly) to sign a universal declaration renouncing the militarization of outer space. At the same time, the United States announced that it was going to place sensors for tracking the launches of hypersonic missiles on board the ISS.
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  1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
    Kote Pan Kokhanka 16 November 2021 06: 10
    +7
    Pot calls the kettle black!!! laughing
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 16 November 2021 06: 16
      +3
      So who else to blame? Not your own loved ones.
      In those distant days of the USSR, in the UN, the United States constantly voted against on any issue if the USSR was in favor. Sometimes ours used it. It seems like the times are back.
      1. Pravodel
        Pravodel 16 November 2021 06: 43
        +3
        So these times never stopped. Russia is always to blame for any problem the Anglo-Saxons have. It just so happened from the century. The royal prince in the morning did not find pants or slippers near the bed, Russia is to blame, specifically, Petrov and Boshirov, who stole these pants and slippers to replenish their home collection. If the queen gets fucked up, then Russia is again to blame, she did not warn the royal doctors about such a possibility. The president of one Stars and Stripes sent the royal house far and long, and again Russia is to blame. It was she who set up the royal house for a blow and showed him the wrong, wrong path ... Why be surprised? You need to get used to it. So it has always been and so it will always be .. Well, doctors in drdom do not perceive the tricks of idiots and psychos as something beyond natural. On the contrary, they try to calm them down, to alleviate their idiocy. Another thing is that sometimes harsh medication is required to calm down, but what can you do if either the psycho becomes too violent and cannot be calmed in any other way.
        1. military_cat
          military_cat 16 November 2021 09: 44
          +4
          Congratulations to the developers on the successful test of Nudoli, I was really looking forward to it, but really, couldn’t it be possible to choose a target not in 500 km orbit, but 250 km, like the Indians and Americans? All the debris would have fallen in six months, otherwise they would remain in orbit for decades.

          PS forecast regarding comments: the more indignantly the commentator shouts "you are lying", the more enthusiastic he will then be proud of a successful test
          1. military_cat
            military_cat 16 November 2021 17: 17
            +1
            Here is the confirmation: https://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/12938485
          2. bayard
            bayard 17 November 2021 00: 21
            +1
            Quote: military_cat
            Really it was impossible to select a target not in 500 km orbit, but at 250 km

            Orbital targets for "Nudoli" fly just at such heights. And in general, this is a demonstration of altitude capabilities, and the more noise, the brighter the effect.
    2. Ros 56
      Ros 56 16 November 2021 07: 27
      +14
      Well, what are you so, just political garbage, complaining about space. wassat
    3. SKVichyakow
      SKVichyakow 16 November 2021 10: 39
      0
      Quote: Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Pot calls the kettle black!!! laughing

      Our government is too soft in relation to actions directed against us by other states. Either we make excuses when we just need to keep silent and let them think what they want, or we give birth for a long time to an answer that, on the contrary, requires a quick reaction to their actions.
  2. mitroha
    mitroha 16 November 2021 06: 11
    +5
    Their fantasy, of course, is lame. Accusing Russia of everything that can be imagined is already ridiculous, at least for a sane person
    The chapel is also us ...?
    They are far from our comedies laughing
    1. Sankiny
      Sankiny 16 November 2021 06: 29
      -6
      "The chapel, too, are we ...?"
      What is this?
      1. shinobi
        shinobi 16 November 2021 06: 46
        +4
        Rewrote the phrase from Gaidai's "Caucasian captive"
        1. Sankiny
          Sankiny 16 November 2021 06: 53
          -1
          Phew! Feel better! That just did not change his mind, starting from the exhibition center and to the ISS
        2. mitroha
          mitroha 16 November 2021 17: 54
          -1
          Quote: shinobi
          Rewrote the phrase from Gaidai's "Caucasian captive"

          Thank you hi
  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 16 November 2021 06: 13
    +13
    ***

    - Number of satellites in orbit -

    Number of active satellites: 3372
    by country -

    - USA: 1897
    - Russia: 176
    - China: 412
    - other countries: 887

    (January 1, 2021)
    ***
    1. Sankiny
      Sankiny 16 November 2021 06: 33
      0
      So how many "Nudoles" do you need? 1897 or + 887 more? Then it turns out 2784 pieces!
      We'll have to take three shifts.
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 16 November 2021 08: 25
        0
        In the next decade, the United States plans to increase by another 40 thousand + the number of satellites
        1. Sankiny
          Sankiny 16 November 2021 08: 28
          0
          "40 thousand + number of satellites"
          We will not pull so much that something else is needed
          1. Sanichsan
            Sanichsan 16 November 2021 12: 04
            -1
            Quote: Sankiny
            We will not pull so much that something else is needed

            how not to pull? Musk promised! really lied? belay
        2. donavi49
          donavi49 16 November 2021 09: 35
          +2
          Well, these are the Internet. Mega-groupings of 2 generations up to 50 years are over 100k satellites. Now carriers are doing it for them. The same Beck with Neutron. Chinese. Koreans.
      2. DymOk_v_dYmke
        DymOk_v_dYmke 16 November 2021 09: 45
        +1
        Quote: Sankiny
        So how many "Nudoles" do you need? 1897 or + 887 more? Then it turns out 2784 pieces!
        We'll have to take three shifts.

        "Active" does not mean interfering / harmful / dangerous.
        1. Sankiny
          Sankiny 16 November 2021 12: 05
          0
          [Quote] [/ quote]
          Earlier they honestly wrote - "Ode Colon Triple", i.e. triple purpose, I do not think that there is only one purpose for those revolving around our unfortunate planet. Take, for example, satellite images from MN-17.
          1. DymOk_v_dYmke
            DymOk_v_dYmke 16 November 2021 13: 43
            0
            Quote: Sankiny
            Take, for example, satellite images from MN-17.

            The ones that the striped ones never presented? laughing good
      3. Aleksandr97
        Aleksandr97 16 November 2021 10: 44
        0
        It is incorrect to count the total number of satellites. It is more correct to count the number of occupied orbits, since a single destruction of a satellite in orbit will clean out with secondary fragments everything that is still there and this number is not of fundamental importance, rather, on the contrary, there will be a cascade destruction from the scattering of fragments of destroyed vehicles.
    2. DymOk_v_dYmke
      DymOk_v_dYmke 16 November 2021 10: 03
      0
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      - Number of satellites in orbit -

      Number of active satellites: 3372
      by country -

      - USA: 1897
      - Russia: 176
      - China: 412
      - other countries: 887

      (January 1, 2021)

      Time to set Greta on and impose a satellite tax. good

      And the striped ones can impose posthumous sanctions against Tsiolkovsky.
  4. Shket53
    Shket53 16 November 2021 06: 15
    0
    "The debris will now be in space for decades and threaten much-needed space exploration. It will also hinder scientific activities, satellites, the use of which is so important to world civilization." Hmm ... but how are you poor fellows without your GPS, then you will fight with us .... I suppose you have already forgotten what a slide rule, a "snail", and a curvimeter are. Well, how the Russians will actually take down the pieces. 5-10 of your companions ... I can imagine how much squealing and whining will be.
  5. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 16 November 2021 06: 21
    +2
    Stamps ... all around the stamps and templates of statements by the Anglo-Saxons ... in which the words threat, aggression, Russia, etc. are necessarily present.
    What is surprising if you change the word Russia to the United States in these statements, you can, on the contrary, bomb the Anglo-Saxon world with the same ... the proven technology and propaganda of information warfare has been brought to perfection ... nothing new can be invented. smile
    Boring brothers ... boring ... no inspiration and new ideas ... the world is shallow.
  6. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 16 November 2021 06: 35
    +7
    Yesterday morning, these were the wreckage of a Chinese satellite shot down in 2007 by themselves. And then, by evening, they suddenly became Russian! Just before Comrade Xi spoke with Bidon. They were waiting for our instant reaction to substitute Xi. Awkward, very clumsy. Now they have gone to bed, it's our turn to get rid of the media space. The day will be fun until 17:00, and then it will be even more fun. The Americans still want to expel 55 of our diplomats. With diplomats, it’s purple for me, I don’t travel around America. Let at least 5 pieces remain mutually. Then let's see how it does not come to red phones.
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 16 November 2021 06: 42
      +2
      The Clintonshe also has a red reset button ... if you can tell her something on her phone ... she loves to press on it after the next muzzle hit by her Bill.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 16 November 2021 06: 53
        +5
        She has an overload button at the mention of words in American beginning with Lewi ... It works for her, and Clintons overloads all her anger on the face of her lucky saxophonist, maybe even with her feet. in the oval office. Lucky, already enviable.
        1. mitroha
          mitroha 16 November 2021 17: 59
          +1
          Quote: tralflot1832
          Lucky, already enviable.

          Remembering Miss Lewinsky, I'm not sure. Although there is taste laughing
      2. Aleksandr97
        Aleksandr97 16 November 2021 10: 46
        +1
        On the big red button "Overload" it will be possible to send messages in Morse code wink
    2. Egoza
      Egoza 16 November 2021 07: 29
      +2
      Quote: tralflot1832
      . the Americans still want to expel 55 of our diplomats. With diplomats, I am purple, I don’t go to America. Let at least 5 pieces remain mutually.

      No, really. Let our property be returned, or the money paid for it. And then they send them out, but they forgot about the "sacred private property".
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 16 November 2021 07: 36
        +5
        Here the whole problem is that the US Embassy in Moscow is sick without plumbers, they are already complaining. And here it’s winter, the roofs need to be cleaned, this is agony.
      2. Aleksandr97
        Aleksandr97 16 November 2021 10: 49
        +2
        This is possible if you return to reality through explicit sensations on your own skin. For example, the US Consulate in Yekaterinburg will close 24 hours in advance.
        1. mitroha
          mitroha 16 November 2021 18: 01
          +1
          Quote: Aleksandr97
          This is possible if you return to reality through explicit sensations on your own skin. For example, the US Consulate in Yekaterinburg will close 24 hours in advance.

          I wonder why so few? For a year, with prolongation wink
  7. KCA
    KCA 16 November 2021 06: 39
    +1
    Interestingly, if knocked down, then what? ISS height 408-419 km, A-235 and even more the S-500 will not reach
    1. shinobi
      shinobi 16 November 2021 06: 49
      +2
      There, in orbit, hang out a few of our "inspectors". There are rumors that on board they have more than just spy equipment.
  8. mark1
    mark1 16 November 2021 06: 54
    +3
    I and Secretary of State Blinken are outraged by this act of Russia.

    Pyramidon is 500 grams ...
    “Russia has just tested an anti-satellite weapon. These reports are based on the apparent destruction of a satellite known as Kosmos-1408, part of a long-defunct Soviet-era electronic intelligence group that has now created a cloud of debris that could threaten the International Space Station. An anti-satellite missile strike is currently suspected. In orbital data from the Seradata SpaceTrak database, Cosmos 1408 was in orbit 487 x 461 km - slightly higher than the ISS, "reads a tweet from Seradata's official Twitter account, which analyzes private space data."
    More details at: https://avia.pro/news/protivosputnikovaya-raketa-sbila-rossiyskiy-kosmicheskiy-apparat-kosmos-1408
    1. Egoza
      Egoza 16 November 2021 07: 31
      0
      Russia has just tested an anti-satellite weapon.

      Did you feel scared? Don't you have one?
    2. tralflot1832
      tralflot1832 16 November 2021 07: 38
      -1
      Avia pro again? bully There, the guys from the Ukraine do not write that.
      1. mark1
        mark1 16 November 2021 07: 53
        +1
        Quote: tralflot1832
        Avia pro again?

        A very operative resource, though not always (sometimes) reliable
    3. Wedmak
      Wedmak 16 November 2021 08: 16
      +1
      I have a question: if anti-satellite weapons are suspected, then how did they miss the salvo of a rather large missile from their world missile defense system, but to such a height? Are they, as it were, just recently going to shoot down our ICBMs on an upward trajectory? Did you miss the mouse?
      1. Blackmokona
        Blackmokona 16 November 2021 08: 28
        -4
        Most likely, the attack took place when the satellite was over Russian territory. Here, as with the Tunguska methiorite, our early warning system did not see it, since the angle of entry into Russian airspace was not the same
        1. Bradley
          Bradley 16 November 2021 09: 34
          -3
          "Nudol" was launched over Plesetsk, at the time of the satellite's flight.
  9. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 November 2021 07: 10
    +3
    The head of NASA and the US secretary of state blame Russia ...
    With Blinkin it is clear - there is nowhere to put the stigma, as well as in Britain, which immediately joined the accusations. But why the head of the space agency got into politics is not entirely clear.
    led to the appearance of thousands of dangerous debris in space orbit
    And before that, there was no space debris in Earth's orbit? And then suddenly you have "thousands of debris" on you, and naturally through the fault of Russia. What is not a reason for new sanctions.
  10. Thrifty
    Thrifty 16 November 2021 07: 16
    -3
    So, the ISS flies at an altitude of 400 km, and the satellite was shot down at an altitude of 150 kilometers from the surface of the planet!
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 16 November 2021 08: 28
      +2
      Nope, just at ISS altitude. At an altitude of 150 km, the satellite can no longer fly winked
    2. donavi49
      donavi49 16 November 2021 10: 26
      0
      No, the problem there is that suddenly Cosmos 1408 turned into a cloud. And it crosses the ISS directly. And we urgently need to look for a solution. For if earlier they maneuvered every two or three weeks. Now you have to maneuver several times a day. It's impossible. We'll have to either raise the ISS by 80-100 km or lower it. There is no other way to maneuver.

      The Americans are just shouting because they were "knocked down" on the freeway. If they banged the same progress at 250-300 km, no one would have hysterical. Or like the Chinese at 800 km - they shouted a little, well, the ISS would have to maneuver 1-2 times a month more often, unpleasant, but tolerable.

      In general, if it was necessary to carry out a test for 500-550 km, then they could bring out the target separately (even on a garbage bag with folding canvases - imitators in addition to the target on which Union), pull it off somewhere and bang there. There are a few debris, and they fly somewhere out there, do not bother anyone.
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  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 16 November 2021 07: 25
    0
    Here in our courtyards several mongrels are running around and barking at everyone in the same way, and as soon as they barked at them, they scatter. So the barking of striped and shaved ones is very similar.
  12. Engineer Schukin
    Engineer Schukin 16 November 2021 07: 44
    +10
    It is argued that precisely because of this "cloud" the entire ISS crew was "forced to transfer to the Russian Soyuz spacecraft docked to the station."

    7 people moved to the triple Union?
    Of course, I understand that it is not worth waiting for competent news from VO for a long time, but why will they spread pure lies?
    The crew took refuge in two ships, in the Soyuz 3 people and the Dragon 4 people.

    However, judging by the level of comments to the news, such nuances are really unnecessary for these guys.

    zs It is regrettable that now, in order to find an adequate comment on VO, you need to scroll through 20-30 comments with squeals, sad laughs and some furious cranberry Sheinin-style.
  13. vitvit123
    vitvit123 16 November 2021 07: 45
    +2
    There is a reason to avoid flying to the moon - it is dangerous.
  14. Wedmak
    Wedmak 16 November 2021 08: 18
    -2
    I and Secretary of State Blinken are outraged by this act of Russia.

    Where is the evidence? It seems like the head of NASA was considered an adequate person ... Blinkin bit him?
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 16 November 2021 08: 30
      +3
      Well, the list of countries with anti-satellite weapons is very small. And usually during tests they shoot down their companions. And then there was a Russian (Soviet) satellite. Therefore, the matter is not tricky. Yes, and you can't hear screams from Russia that someone blew up our satellite
  15. Bradley
    Bradley 16 November 2021 09: 25
    +4
    The "Kosmos-1408" type Celina-D was shot down. The station's crew took refuge in the Soyuz and Crew Dragon spacecraft.
    Presumably Kosmos-1408 was shot down by a Nudol rocket.



    The illustration shows the orbit of Cosmos-1408 and the ISS. The alarm was announced every time the ISS crossed the orbit of Cosmos-1408.




    Radars have already detected more than 30 debris near Kosmos-1408.


    The satellite was shot down - a fact. And since we do not declare anything, we shot down ourselves.
    Everything is regular at Roscosmos. Although Roskosmos had everything on a regular basis when Nauka turned the station over ...

    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 16 November 2021 14: 23
      +1
      Actually, the Ministry of Defense knocked down the satellite - what does Roscosmos have to do with it?
      1. Bradley
        Bradley 16 November 2021 14: 27
        -7
        Actually, the Ministry of Defense knocked down the satellite - what does Roscosmos have to do with it?

        Moreover, there is a risk for the ISS, where there are Russian cosmonauts. Roscosmos did not write anything about maneuvering the ISS or about garbage.
  16. slipped
    slipped 16 November 2021 09: 55
    +2
    so far something like that

  17. 1536
    1536 16 November 2021 17: 00
    0
    Americans, what kind of "anti-satellite weapon" is there? Is it because of our economy, demography, science that has "left" for you, and has "received" your education? Ackte! Did you dream of something like that, didn’t you think? In Russia there is a saying: When something seems to be, you have to be baptized! However, where there, you probably already forgot how to do it.
    For the information lovers of "anti-satellite weapons": even in Soviet times, there was talk in various kinds of space and near-space circles that to destroy satellites it is enough to spray a kilogram of nails in orbit. Cheap and cheerful. But effective.
    And if someone beyond the Ocean really wants to slow down scientific and technological progress, hide 50-year-old developments behind beautiful packaging and glass pieces, passing them off as your "latest achievements in caring for humanity", then you should think about whether such a country should be to start up something to master, especially in space? What will you bring there? Your Western and the destruction of competitors?
  18. Thompson
    Thompson 17 November 2021 09: 15
    0
    Didn't they relatively recently shot down a satellite with a kinetic projectile?
    Oh yes, there were no fragments ... and the satellite and the shell were rubber laughing
  19. Mustached Kok
    Mustached Kok 17 November 2021 09: 29
    0
    A question with the commentators - and you are not embarrassed that at such a height, the fragments threaten the ISS on which, ATTENTION, our cosmonauts are also located. And also civilian astronauts - for example, astronauts, scientists from China and Europe. So the tests could be carried out irina low orbit
  20. Ros 56
    Ros 56 17 November 2021 13: 18
    0
    Well, right, we are preparing the ISS for the descent, otherwise there is not so much harm from the fragments of our satellite as from the crazy Americans, then the toilet will be broken, then holes are drilled.