US studying ASAT, advises other nations against similar tests

The United States has said that it is studying the outcome of India’s anti-satellite missile test (ASAT) and warned other nations against carrying out such tests which it said ran the risk of creating “mess” in space because of debris fields they can leave behind.

“My message would be: We all live in space, let’s not make it a mess,” acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan told media persons during a visit to the US military’s Southern Command on Wednesday. “Space should be a place  where we can conduct business.

Space is a place where people should have the freedom to operate.”  India, however, played down risk of debris from the ASAT conducted by the country on Wednesday,   Read More

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