Russia flew its own satellite in trial of a new missile, life of the astronauts was in danger

International Space Station

Moscow: Russia has destroyed one of its own old satellites Kosmos-1408 (KOSMOMS 1408) during the trial of a new missile. Due to the explosion and debris caused by this trial, the lives of the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS) have been threatened. America is angry with this move of Russia. The US claims that the explosion was so strong that the astronauts had to go to the transport spacecraft to save their lives. America has said that it will respond to this move of Russia. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement, “This test clearly demonstrates that despite its claims to oppose the weaponization of outer space, it has been able to protect the use of outer space for all countries through its reckless and irresponsible behavior.” Is willing to put at risk.’ However, Russia has vehemently denied any such allegation.

US officials on Monday accused Russia of destroying an old satellite with a missile. He called it a reckless and irresponsible act. The debris could cause major damage to the space station as it is orbiting at a speed of 28,000 kmph. US space agency NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said that astronauts will now face four times more risk than normal.

Russia gave this answer
Russia’s defense ministry, however, confirmed on Tuesday that it had tested and destroyed a satellite that had been out of service, but stressed that the US knew for certain that there were pieces of debris, both at the time of the test and in orbit. In the context of orbital parameters, does not and will not pose a threat to space stations, spacecraft, and space activities.


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also alleged that it was hypocritical to say that Russia posed a threat to peaceful activities in space. Significantly, after the situation became clear on Monday morning, four Americans, one German, and two Russian astronauts on the ISS were asked to immediately take shelter in their ‘capsules’.

They stayed inside two capsules for two hours. NASA Mission Control has said that the increased threat could continue to disrupt astronaut science research and other work. It is noteworthy that China also conducted a similar weapon test in 2007, as a result of which countless pieces of debris were scattered in space. At the same time, anti-satellite missile tests were conducted by the US in 2008 and by India in 2019 at a much lower altitude, about 420 km below the space station.