Space leaders highlight importance of space domain awareness following Russian ASAT test

By Courtney Albon / November 18, 2021 at 12:22 PM
Following Russia’s test of an anti-satellite weapon earlier this week that created more than 1,500 pieces of trackable space debris, officials from the Space Force and U.S. Space Command say space domain awareness capabilities are crucial to understanding the impact of the debris field and predicting and attributing future hostile actions. U.S. Space Command has condemned Russia’s Nov. 15 ASAT test, during which it destroyed one of its own satellites -- putting the International Space Station and its crew in...

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