•   
  •   

World Defense: Russia places a satellite on orbit for its anti-visual spatial shield

12:20  25 november  2021
12:20  25 november  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

The space debris problem is getting dangerous

  The space debris problem is getting dangerous The ISS seems fine after a Russian weapons test blew up a defunct satellite, but these incidents could become more common.In fact, Russia’s latest missile test may have increased the total amount of space junk, including discarded pieces of rockets and satellites in Earth’s orbit, by as much as 10 percent. These shards are spinning at incredibly fast speeds and risk hitting active satellites that power critical technologies, like GPS navigation and weather forecasting. Space debris like this is actually so dangerous that national security officials are worried it could be used as a weapon in a future space war.

Défense : la Russie place un satellite sur orbite pour son bouclier spatial antimissile © Sergei Karpukhin / Contributor / Getty Images Defense: Russia places a satellite on orbit for its anti-visual spatial shield This system is intended to detect from the Space The launch of ballistic missiles, their trajectory and the target area, according to the documents presented then by the Russian staff.

New sign of the militarization of space. Russia has placed a successful orbit, Thursday, November 25, an military satellite that makes, according to specialized media, likely part of its missile spatial shield, which very little details have been revealed to the public. The satellite was launched at 01:09 GMT of the Polestsk cosmodrome, in the northwestern country, by a rocket Soyuz 2.1b, depending on the images broadcast by the Russian Space Agency Roscosmos.

From the Archives 1996: Red alert as Mars probe falls to Earth

  From the Archives 1996: Red alert as Mars probe falls to Earth Australian emergency crews watched on high alert as Russia's Mars probe, with 200 grams of plutonium aboard, plunged out of control in our direction. As the 6.7-tonne craft tumbled from orbit after a rocket motor failure, President Clinton - who is due in Sydney this evening - phoned the Prime Minister about 8 am to warn him that Australia was in its path. However, Mars 96 and its nuclear generators finally disappeared from radar over the Pacific Ocean east of Easter Island about 12.30 pm.

The machine "has been successfully placed on the desired orbit in the interest of the Russian Ministry of Defense", has indicated without more detail the ministry in question, cited by the Interfax news agency. According to the SpaceFlightNow site, specializing in space throwing, this satellite is most likely an early warning machine "Tundra", which copies had already been established by Russia in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

according to another media. Specialized in the Russian space, the RussianSpaceWeb site, the satellite launched Thursday is part of the mysterious antimissile spatial shield "KOUPOL" ("Dome"), including Moscow had revealed Details Menus in December 2019. This system is intended to detect since L Space The launch of ballistic missiles , their trajectory and the target area, according to the documents presented then by the Russian staff. The complete composition of "KOUPOL", which is the equivalent of the American Sibirs system, is not known.

Here's what we know about the satellite explosion that forced International Space Station astronauts to take shelter in escape capsules

  Here's what we know about the satellite explosion that forced International Space Station astronauts to take shelter in escape capsules The head of Russia's space agency is due to meet with NASA representatives over the incident, which put International Space Station astronauts on alert.Thankfully no major incidents were reported, but US officials are very unhappy.

>> To read too - American spies alert: China is building space weapons!

Russia, which has already since 2015 has a "spatial force" integrated into its air forces and whose main role is the missile struggle, is accused for years to militarize the space. Moscow recovered in return the United States of the same intentions. In 2018, Washington had alarmed the "very abnormal behavior" of a Russian satellite, accusing Moscow to seek to develop space weapons, which the Kremlin denies.

More recently, Russia caused the controversy mid-November by spraying an old Soviet satellite in orbit on the occasion of a trial shot with a weapon whose nature was not revealed. This shot generated, according to Washington, a "cloud" of potentially dangerous debris.

Russia satellite destruction put ISS at greater risk: ESA official .
Russia's destruction of one of its own satellites generated a cloud of debris near the International Space Station (ISS) and its seven-strong crew. "Once the Station had made one circuit of Earth and the cloud had passed, they were able to move back in (to the body of the space station). "Because of the different alignment of the Earth, the ISS shouldn't pass through the same zone as the debris in the immediate future."But obviously the astronauts were scared! They are in a box where the least hole is potentially explosive.

usr: 1
This is interesting!