Pentagon calls for stop to anti-satellite weapons testing


A software rendering shows a recreation of Russia’s anti-satellite weapons test and the destruction of satellite Kosmos 1408, with the debris field in red.


The Pentagon called for a global halt to anti-satellite weapons testing on Wednesday, further decrying the practice after Russia’s destructive demonstration last month showered low Earth orbit with debris.

“We would like to see all nations agree to refrain from anti-satellite weapons testing that creates debris,” U.S. Department of Defense deputy secretary Kathleen Hicks said at a meeting of the National Space Council.

The Russian military destroyed a defunct satellite with an anti-satellite weapon (or ASAT) on Nov. 15, which U.S….


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