The model built by the specialists of the defense department showed that the wreckage of the satellite shot down by Russia as part of the tests did not pose a threat to the ISS
Specialists of the Russian Ministry of Defense, based on real data, simulated the movement of fragments of the destroyed satellite Tselina-D in relation to the operating spacecraft and the International Space Station (ISS), according to the agency's message to RBC.
The Ministry of Defense assured that the simulation data confirmed that the satellite debris did not pose a threat to the ISS and that statements about existing 'risks' for the station do not correspond to reality.
“ The video image clearly shows that objects move in orbits with different inclinations in different planes. In addition, the ISS is located 40 & ndash; 60 km below the fragments of the destruction of the spacecraft, & mdash; explained in the defense department.
The ministry added that during the tests, the Russian space control system carried out continuous turn-by-turn control with predicting the situation for each wreck.
RBC asked NASA for a comment.
Head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that he had a telephone conversation with the head of the NASA administration, Bill Nelson. “ Moving on, ensuring the safety of our crews on the ISS, making joint plans, '' & mdash; he wrote in Telegram.
Tests to destroy the inoperative satellite Tselina-D, which was in orbit; took place on November 15. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that the Russian advanced system hit a Soviet military satellite in orbit with pinpoint accuracy.
The ISS crew on Monday afternoon, November 15, was warned of the danger due to space debris flying past the station, cosmonauts and astronauts were temporarily sent to take refuge in ships. At Roscosmos stated that this is the standard procedure in situations like this. At the same time, the state corporation said that information about space debris that was supposed to fly close to the station was received from the mission control center in Houston.
State Department spokesman Ned Price accuses Moscow of 'recklessness' in connection with the 'destructive test' anti-satellite weapons, as this, according to him, created a threat to the ISS.
He pointed out that as a result of the tests, more than 1.5 thousand debris and hundreds of thousands of fragments of smaller space debris were formed. p>
Later, the head of the State Department, Anthony Blinken, promised that the United States and its allies would respond to Russia for testing an anti-satellite missile.
The Russian Ministry of Defense assured that, contrary to the statements of the United States, the formed space debris cloud does not pose a threat to orbiters. According to representatives of the department, the fragments were included in the main catalog of the domestic space control system and taken for escort.
The department also indicated that similar tests of military systems in space are carried out by the United States; China and India have similar programs. In this regard, the statements of Washington in the Russian Ministry of Defense were considered “ hypocritical. ''
The Russian side also recalled that Moscow has repeatedly called on the space powers to conclude a Treaty on acceptance is blocked. “
” Celina-D “& mdash; it is a series of electronic intelligence satellites. According to US Space Command, Russia destroyed the Cosmos-1408 satellite. from this series.
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