The debris formed after Russia exploded its satellite in November last year almost collided with the ISS. Despite the fact that the aggressor country declared the safety of these tests, this time it was they who had to turn on the engines to avoid debris.
Russian garbage continues to pose a danger
On Thursday, June 16, the International Space Station (ISS) had to turn on the engines of the Russian Progress-81 cargo spacecraft. This was done to prevent a collision with the debris of the Kosmos-1408 satellite, which the Russian Aerospace Forces themselves blew up in November 2021. This was announced by the head of the country’s space department, Dmitry Rogozin.
When on November 15, the wreckage of Kosmos-1408 formed a dense cloud in orbit, the states began to talk about the danger that the use of weapons carries for all orbital activities. The ISS crew then had to maneuver to avoid a collision. In winter, possible allies of Russia in future space races, the Chinese, reported about the danger from the same debris for their satellites.
But Dmitry Rogozin’s department continued to claim that their space debris does not pose a danger to peaceful objects. About the same way they said it about Russian troops near the border of Ukraine.
And now the same Rogozin proudly exposes a video of the inclusion of the engines of a cargo vehicle from garbage, which suddenly became dangerous. Including for astronauts who, for unknown reasons, wore overalls in the colors of the country on which their own insidiously attacked.
Rogozin and ISS
Rogozin’s logic on the ISS and in general for all international cooperation in space is difficult to understand. On the one hand, he puts ultimatums, threatens and breaks all possible bonds. On the other hand, he demonstrates such “heroic deeds”.
It seems that Russia is trying to impose love on the world space community on its own terms. Rogozin knows about as much about the fact that this is called “rape” as he does about the fact that unauthorized access to someone else’s telescope is theft. Rogozin knows almost as much about the fact that this is called “rape” as he does about the fact that unauthorized access to someone else’s telescope is theft. It remains to find out how the international community treats this.
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