The state corporation Roscosmos is concerned that the United States and NATO are launching possible carriers of weapons into space. This was announced by the CEO of the corporation Dmitry Rogozin on Saturday, November 20.
“There is a topic that cannot but worry us, this is the topic of the militarization of outer space. We see how in the last decades the United States, first of all, and its NATO allies are putting into space not weapons, but potential carriers of these weapons, ”he said on the YouTube channel“ Soloviev Live ”.
Thus, the general director of Roscosmos concluded: Russia must have anti-satellite weapons. This is “an obvious thing,” Rogozin emphasized.
In the same broadcast, the general director of Roscosmos said that Russia had been developing anti-satellite weapons for a long time, and it was no secret. He added that the Roscosmos corporation has agreed with NASA on a joint mission to study Venus.
On November 16, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that a promising anti-satellite system “jewelry” hit the old satellite. Thus, he confirmed the successful test by Russia of the anti-satellite system, as a result of which the inoperative Russian spacecraft “Celina-D” was hit.
The minister also noted that no threat to space activities arose during the testing of the system.
On November 17, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said that Russian tests of anti-satellite weapons undermine strategic stability in the world and pose a threat to it.
On November 18, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Moscow regrets Washington’s reaction to Russia’s testing of an anti-satellite system. She also reproached the United States with hypocrisy, because since the 1950s, Washington itself has taken “a clear course on the use of outer space for military operations.”
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