Rogozin found new tests of weapons against satellites unlikely

Rogozin: Russia is unlikely to conduct new tests of anti-satellite weapons In November, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that it had hit the inactive Soviet satellite “Celina-D” in orbit. Answering the question whether Russia is planning other similar tests, Rogozin said: “More likely not than yes”

Dmitry Rogozin

Russia is unlikely to conduct new tests of anti-satellite systems, the head of the“ New York Times ”said in an interview with The New York Times; Roscosmos' Dmitry Rogozin.

“ Will there be other trials of this kind? More likely no than yes '', & mdash; he said.

On December 15, CNN, citing two US officials, reported that Russia had conducted large-scale tests of anti-satellite weapons over the weekend. Later, the head of the US State Department, Anthony Blinken, said that Russia had tested a direct launch anti-satellite missile against one of its satellites, and called the maneuvers “ destructive and reckless. '' As a result of these actions, he noted, more than 1.5 thousand fragments appeared in outer space, which “ can be tracked. ''

The State Department considered that the tests significantly increased the danger for astronauts and cosmonauts who are on the ISS. Blinken promised that the United States, together with its allies, would respond to Russia for these actions. since 1982. According to Minister Sergei Shoigu, the promising Russian jewelry system hit a satellite, and the resulting debris does not pose a threat to the ISS and other vehicles in orbit.

Rogozin later said that Russia needed anti-satellite weapons, this is an “ obvious thing. '' According to the head of Roskosmos, the weapons were developed for a long time, and they were tested when the time was ripe.

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