3 reasons why people are experimenting with the Russian spacecraft test

3 reasons why people are experimenting with the Russian spacecraft.jpgsignature7eff30b3b6a664b81065479293930768

Place was just getting a lot worse - and more dangerous.

Russia has boosted momentum by firing down one of its satellites in a missile test on Monday. The movement has created huge amounts of orbital debris, endangered the safety of astronauts, and raised fears of an arms race in space.

The Russian Ministry of Defense has reduced the risks of the operation, but there are good reasons for concern. Here are three:

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    1. The ISS crew had to shelter in capsules

    The missile blew away an information satellite and dispersed thousands of debris into orbit. The US said the "dangerous and reckless" experiment had endangered the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

    The seven astronauts - four Americans, a German, and two Russians - had to take shelter in docked spacecraft capsules and prepare for entry. NASA said crew members would stay there for about two hours. The station cproceed to pass through or near the debris cloud every 90 minutes.

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has condemned the "careless" trial.

    NASA Administrator Bill Nelson said yes "Exhausted" by action:

    Given its long and stormy history in the light of human space, it is unbelievable that Russia would endanger not only American and international astronauts on the ISS, but also their own cosmonauts. Their actions are reckless and dangerous, threatening in addition to the Chinese space station and the taikonauts on board.

    2. It threatens human satellites and spacelights "for decades to come"

    The test has created more than 1,500 pieces of detectable orbital debris, according to U.S. officials. It is expected to produce hundreds of thousands of smaller pieces.

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    The speed at which this debris travels through space means that even a small fragment can cause catastrophic damage. Russia's exercise increases long-term threats to astronauts and spacecraft.

    The U.S. has also raised concerns about damage to satellites used in weather forecasts, GPS systems, telephones, and broadband internet.

    "The long-term debris created by this dangerous and careless experiment will now threaten satellites and other space objects that are vital to the security, economic and scientific interests of all nations for decades to come." said Blinken.

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