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Old 22nd May 2024, 08:38
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Russian ASAT

The U.S. Department of Defense now believes that a Russian “satellite launch” on May 16th, which caused a NOTAM to be issued off the coast of California, was likely a cover for the deployment of a counter-space weapon, which is now in LEO and tracking near several U.S. military satellites.

This follows additional launches by the Russian Armed Forces in 2019 and 2022, which were also believed to have deployed similar weapons that could be utilized against U.S. or NATO Intelligence satellites if war was to breakout.

Russia’s New Counterspace Weapon Is in the Same Orbit as a US Satellite

Russia launched a counterspace weapon into the same orbit as a U.S. government satellite on May 16, U.S. officials said, further increasing tensions between the two countries in space.

“On May 16, Russia launched a satellite into low Earth orbit that the United States assesses is likely a counterspace weapon presumably capable of attacking other satellites in low Earth orbit,” said U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood in a May 20 speech at the United Nations. “Russia deployed this new counterspace weapon into the same orbit as a U.S. government satellite.”

Pentagon press secretary Maj. Gen. Patrick S. Ryder said May 21 that “assessments further indicate characteristics resembling previously deployed counterspace payloads from 2019 and 2022.”

Ryder declined to discuss what U.S. intelligence agencies know about the satellite’s payload…..
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Kessler Syndrome anyone?
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