US Accuses Russia of Launching Anti-Satellite Weapon Into Orbit

From PC Mag: The US claims a newly launched Russian satellite is a space weapon from the Kremlin meant to take out other satellites.

A Defense Department spokesman briefly discussed the alleged Russian space weapon after a US ambassador brought up the claims during a United Nations meeting on Monday. The Russian satellite "is likely a counter-space weapon presumably capable of attacking other satellites in low Earth orbit," Major General Patrick Ryder said during the Pentagon press briefing.

"Russia deployed this new counter-space weapon into the same orbit as a US government satellite," he added. "And so assessments further indicate characteristics resembling previously deployed counter-space payloads from 2019 and 2022."

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