Unknown Russian complex shot down a satellite at an altitude of 500 km


Russia has tested anti-satellite weapons that endangered the International Space Station and its crew. The US State Department and the American media informed the public about this.


Russia recklessly conducted a devastating anti-satellite weapon test against one of its satellites

- said the representative of the US diplomatic department Ned Price at a briefing on November 15.

Price noted that the actions of the Russian military put at risk the life of cosmonauts and astronauts, and also became "a threat to the interests of all countries." He specified that as a result, more than 1,5 thousand debris and "hundreds of thousands of small fragments of space debris" were formed.

US Space Command announced that a "rare and potentially dangerous event" took place on the morning of November 15. At the same time, the space agencies of Russia and the United States, Roskosmos and NASA, respectively, were less emotional. They reported that the risk of collision with space debris was small, but according to standard procedures, astronauts and astronauts were in the Soyuz MS-19 and Crew Dragon spaceships.

At the same time, the media disseminated information that an unknown complex launched an interceptor rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, which successfully hit an inoperative spacecraft at an altitude of 500 km. According to American astronomers, the Russians shot down the old Kosmos-1408 spacecraft of the Celina-D series, launched into orbit in 1982. The orbit of this unit took place over the Laptev Sea, where, most likely, the final stage of the anti-satellite test took place.

Note that the US military has been talking about testing anti-satellite weapons in Russia since 2014. Then they allegedly recorded the first tests of an interceptor missile of a promising missile defense system, which are being carried out according to the Nudol design and development project.
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  1. so their rasprotak, amerrrikashek!
    1. Master Yoda Offline Master Yoda
      Master Yoda (Master Yoda) 16 November 2021 19: 20
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      Was the American satellite shot down?
      Do only Americans fly to the ISS, or is there a Russian crew there as well?

      NASA MCC urgently woke up the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) and gave instructions to close the hatches of all modules docked to it and keep them closed all Tuesday. The astronauts were forced to urgently hide in the comic spacecraft Crew Dragon. Russian cosmonauts received similar instructions; they took refuge on board the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft. The ISS itself was forced to twice evade collision with large debris.
      1. TANKISTONE Offline TANKISTONE
        TANKISTONE (TANKISTON) 18 November 2021 20: 28
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        Master Yoda (Master Yoda) November 16, 2021 19:20 The astronauts were forced to urgently hide in the comic spacecraft Crew Dragon. Russian cosmonauts received similar instructions; they took refuge on board the Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft. The ISS itself was forced to twice evade collision with large debris.

        Who carried out the evasive maneuvers: the astronauts from their shelters, or the ISS itself?
    2. Master Yoda Offline Master Yoda
      Master Yoda (Master Yoda) 16 November 2021 22: 08
      -4
      Apparently, the robot-bobot became thoughtful, the program failed, and could not give anything except a minus? And he also called himself a thinking machine .. (((
  2. Ivan Voronich Offline Ivan Voronich
    Ivan Voronich (Ivan Voronich) 16 November 2021 13: 03
    +2
    A hint to the Anglo-Saxons that in the event of the outbreak of hostilities, we will not give the mastery in space.
    In general, the news is one to one as the beginning of the film Gravity - there, too, according to the plot, the Russians shot down their satellite, and its fragments smashed the American shuttle to hell. And then the ISS. Oops...
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 17 November 2021 12: 30
      -1
      Quote: Ivan Voronich
      A hint to the Anglo-Saxons that in the event of the outbreak of hostilities, we will not give the mastery in space.

      And let them think about what will happen to their zhipies system, to which all navigation and target designation are tied to them. They have long forgotten how to work with compasses and maps.
      1. EMMM Offline EMMM
        EMMM 17 November 2021 17: 08
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        Regarding GPS, I would like to add that many of our navigation and information systems depend on it. So, due to its prevalence, this system is protected.
        1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
          Piramidon (Stepan) 17 November 2021 19: 09
          +1
          Quote: EMMM
          Regarding GPS, I would like to add that many of our navigation and information systems depend on it. So, due to its prevalence, this system is protected.

          The military is independent. And I just meant them.
      2. Alex777 Offline Alex777
        Alex777 (Alexander) 17 November 2021 17: 08
        +1
        This test "thickly" hinted to the States that their X-37B would be shot down when necessary. So as not to hope for him. bully
    2. TANKISTONE Offline TANKISTONE
      TANKISTONE (TANKISTON) 18 November 2021 20: 31
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      Ivan Voronich (Ivan Voronich) 16 November 2021 13: 03 A hint to the Anglo-Saxons that in the event of the outbreak of hostilities, we will not give the mastery in space.

      In the event of the outbreak of hostilities, the satellites needed to conduct these operations are above reach ...
  3. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 16 November 2021 13: 58
    0
    On the night of January 12, 2007, a medium-range ballistic missile was launched from the Chinese Xichang cosmodrome in Sichuan province, which destroyed the old Feng Yun 865C meteorological satellite, launched in 1, at an altitude of 1999 kilometers from the earth's surface.

    https://lenta.ru/articles/2007/01/19/test/

    The American spy satellite, which de-orbited late last year, has since gradually fallen to Earth, was shot down on Wednesday by a tactical missile launched by the US Air Force from cruiser Lake Erie at an altitude of 247 km above the planet's surface 10:10, February 21, 2008

    https://www.interfax.ru/russia/1334
    It only seems to me that we are lagging behind in this weapon? And decently. In military affairs, this is unacceptable!
    1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
      DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 16 November 2021 14: 54
      +1
      It seems to you. In general everything is good. We are not lagging behind!
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      2. Master Yoda Offline Master Yoda
        Master Yoda (Master Yoda) 16 November 2021 22: 12
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        Yes, we are generally ahead of the rest of the planet) Only the choice of the target is straining, the potential dispersal of the fragments was predictable. The ISS then hangs out at 465-490 kilometers, which is very, very close to the 500-kilometer orbit of "Cosmos" (besides, it could "sink" during inactivity). If, of course, our satellite was blown up by a rocket
        1. DV tam 25 Offline DV tam 25
          DV tam 25 (DV tam 25) 17 November 2021 01: 33
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          Delirium is bad. It seems that you personally measured the distance from the fragments with a ruler in a spacesuit))). In fact, when units (like you) react to such nonsense in such a way, then .... then nothing happens, it's just that such nonsense is designed for such units. Fear further).
  4. Object.F7 Offline Object.F7
    Object.F7 (Object.F7TV) 16 November 2021 16: 10
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    Is this a sequel after the announcement of the S-550? Events are close in date.
    1. Alex777 Offline Alex777
      Alex777 (Alexander) 17 November 2021 17: 10
      +1
      Specifically, the missile defense test is close to the date of the PRC-US summit. yes
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  6. Guest throat bone 17 November 2021 07: 38
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    This is very good news! Well done!
  7. Siegfried Online Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 18 November 2021 22: 32
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    you can put into orbit or orbit a dozen targets made of a material that does not give debris when hitting it (rubber or something viscous) and train on them. You can even try to shoot down several targets at once in one salvo. Such a serious approach will give cause for thought.
  8. Denis radish Offline Denis radish
    Denis radish (Denis Moroz) 19 November 2021 07: 47
    +4
    Certainly! not to mention the fact that Russia can shoot down all four American X-sa at once, Russia can shoot down all its spent satellites and thereby create so many fragments and debris in orbit that it will put an end for many decades for the entire world cosmonautics. As they say, why the heck do we need such a Cosmos if there is no Russia in it?)
  9. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
    Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) 22 November 2021 22: 11
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    The USSR tested missile defense 23 years earlier than the United States.
    Surely even now the Americans are hopelessly lagging behind.
    Their fiefdom is bribery, deception, buy and sell, smile ...