International Space Station dodged space debris Science

The International Space Station (ISS) had to make an evasive orbit last Friday to avoid a collision with space debris.

Director of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitri Rogozin

According to Reuters, the space station avoided a collision with scrap metal from a U.S. launch vehicle.

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According to Rogozin, the station landed 310 meters closer to Earth in orbit for less than three minutes.

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Earlier last week, two NASA astronauts were scheduled to move outside the International Space Station to replace the faulty antenna with a new one. The task was transferred to space debris and the potential danger it poses. The AFP news agency said on Friday that the spacewalk had been completed.

According to the United States, Russia tested a satellite anti-personnel weapon in mid-November, as a result of which more than 1,500 larger, traceable pieces of space debris and hundreds of thousands of smaller pieces ended up in orbit around the Earth. International Space Station personnel were then preparing to leave because of space debris.

Russia’s defense ministry later admitted that one of the country’s satellites was destroyed during the missile test, but Russia said the test posed no danger to the space station and its crew.

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