A new Russian anti-satellite system hit a target in orbit with high accuracy. The debris poses no danger, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on November 16, during a working visit to the Western Military District troops in the Voronezh region, the REGNUM news agency reported.
“We really tested the promising system successfully. It hit an old satellite with high accuracy. The debris poses no threat to space activities,” Shoigu said.
Earlier, the Defense Ministry confirmed that the target in outer space was hit as part of the planned work to increase the defense capability. Along with this, the Defense Ministry reminded that the US party repeatedly declared about the intention to create “a complex military advantage in space.”
Besides, debris formed after hitting the target does not pose a threat to satellites and the International Space Station, the Defense Ministry of Russia stressed. All fragments are being surveyed within the framework of the space control system.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency