The space station avoids orbital debris from a Russian anti-satellite test

A piece of space debris from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test forced the International Space Station to maneuver to avoid orbital debris on Thursday (June 16th).

The Russian space agency Roscosmos uses the unmanned cargo ship Progress 81, moored in International Space Station to move the orbital laboratory away from a piece of space debris from the Russian satellite Cosmos 1408, sharing video of the activity (opens in a new section) in the social media Telegram. Russia destroyed the non-existent Soviet-era satellite in Testing of an anti – satellite missile in November 2021.

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