It was a great scandal that the Russians shot down a satellite

In a separate statement, the North Atlantic Council and the European Union’s Foreign Service strongly condemned Russia’s “reckless and irresponsible” rocket test on satellites on 15 November.

More than 1,500 traceable debris orbiting the Earth’s orbit have been generated as a result of Monday’s rocket test, the U.S. space command said. These will presumably disintegrate into hundreds of thousands of smaller shards and orbit the Earth for years, if not decades. Due to a possible collision with space debris, the seven-member crew of the International Space Station had to retreat twice on board spacecraft docked to the space station to return quickly to Earth in an emergency.

According to a statement from ambassadors representing members of the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s decision-making body, the test has created such a low level of debris circulating in Earth that it is already endangering the integrity of many nations ‘and organizations’ space assets and human life. . “Russia’s actions are evidence of irresponsible behavior and endanger the security, economic, scientific and commercial interests of all nations seeking to explore and use outer space for peaceful purposes,” the statement said.

The statement said Russia’s dangerous behavior contradicts its previous commitment to disarming outer space. They also called on all nations, including Russia, to “join international efforts to develop rules and principles of responsible conduct to reduce threats from outer space and to refrain from conducting similar, dangerous and destructive tests.”


A satellite missile launch was carried out from Plesececk spacecraft in April 2020

Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, issued a statement on behalf of the European Union. In it, he drew attention to the fact that the Russian action has created a huge amount of space debris that poses a long-term risk to the safety of space activities with or without crew, including Russian and international astronauts on the International Space Station. “This measure is also contrary to the principles enshrined in the UN’s guidelines for reducing garbage and will jeopardize free access to space for all states for many years to come,” Borrell said in a statement.

As he put it, conducting such tests is dangerous and extremely destabilizing, as it can lead to a loss of trust between actors in space and can have catastrophic consequences. “The European Union has already submitted proposals to the UN Secretary-General on such standards,” he added.


Source: SG.hu Hírmagazin – Tudomány by sg.hu.

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