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The Threat from Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon (Erin Pobjie, Just Security)

Russia’s unannounced direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) missile test last Monday raises important legal and policy questions about the prohibition on the use of force in outer space. The highly destructive weapons test – which forced astronauts aboard the International Space Station to seek shelter and created a long-lasting field of space debris – underscores the need to urgently develop international standards for responsible behavior in space.

The Threat from Outer Space: Russia Tests Kinetic DA-ASAT Weapon (justsecurity.org)