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Russia shot down satellite – US astronauts had to take cover from space debris

American Military News

November 15, 2021

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took shelter on Monday following a “debris-generating event.” The sheltering action came after reports that Russian shot down a satellite during an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon test.

“U.S. Space Command is aware of a debris-generating event in outer space. We are actively working to characterize the debris field and will continue to ensure all space-faring nations have the information necessary to maneuver satellites if impacted,” the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) said in a statement to American Military News.

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