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The Pentagon is examining space debris threatening the International Space Station astronauts

International Space Station (Photo: Reuters)

U.S. officials announced Monday “Incident of creating debris in space” After the International Space Station (ISS) astronauts Forced to be prepared for possible evacuation of the facility.

Space Trash (also known as Space debris) Refers to dead artificial objects in space, mainly in Earth’s orbit, No longer performs a useful function.

The incident took place in the middle Unconfirmed reports suggest that Russia has conducted an anti-satellite weapons test Registration (ASAT): Rare scenes of power being criticized by the space community due to the danger to crews in low Earth orbit.

“The U.S. Space Command is aware of the phenomenon of creating debris in space. We are actively working to classify the waste field We will continue to ensure that all space nations have the information needed to operate satellites in the event of an impact.The company said.

“We are working with the State Department and NASA on these reports and will provide updates in the future.”

German astronaut Matthias Mauer was one of those forced to prepare for a possible exit (Photo: REUTERS)
German astronaut Matthias Mauer was one of those forced to prepare for a possible exit (Photo: REUTERS)

NASA has not yet commented, But its Russian counterpart Roscommos downplayed the incident.

“The orbit of the object that forced the crew today to move towards the spacecraft according to standard procedures has moved away from the orbit of the ISS. The station is in the green zoneThe company tweeted.

“Friends, we have everything in order! We continue to work on schedule, ”tweeted Anton Schaplerov, the current outpost commander.

Formerly NASA astronauts Raja Sari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Baron and European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer float aboard their SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft for safety. According to a report Now space travel

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SpaceX’s Endurance spacecraft arrived safely at the International Space Station on Thursday with three astronauts from the US space agency (NASA) and one from the European Space Agency (ESA) for a six-month scientific mission aboard.

SpaceX's Endurance spacecraft arrived safely at the International Space Station on Thursday (AP via NASA).
SpaceX’s Endurance spacecraft arrived safely at the International Space Station on Thursday (AP via NASA).

At the same time, the Russian astronauts Shkaplerov, Pyotr Dubrov and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hay boarded the Soyuz spacecraft in the Russian division. Added the middle.

Both spacecraft can be used as lifeboats To take personnel to Earth in an emergency.

US space agency researcher Seratta tweeted The debris may have been caused by a missile test.

“The ASAT missile attack is now suspected. The orbital data of the Seradata SpaceTrak database is 487 x 461 km, which is slightly larger than the ISS Cosmos 1408 (a former Soviet satellite), ”the company tweeted.

“ASAT’s attack on Cosmos 1408 will burn some debris beneath it … threatening the International Space Station with a cloud of debris.”

(With information from AFP)

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