Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon, The U.S. Space Command announced Thursday (July 23) that it has
evidence to back up the claims . the U.S. Space Command (USSC) said an emailed statement.
Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon The object is listed under the Satellite Catalog Number 45915 on space-track.org
Researchers said they have “evidence that Russia conducted a non-destructive test of a space-based anti-satellite weapon.”
They said: “On July 15, Russia injected a new object into orbit from Cosmos 2543.”
This is the same Russian satellite which was spotted earlier this year stalking spy satellite USA 245 – which snaps intelligence photos of Earth for the Pentagon.
On its website, Vladimir Putin’s space agency ROSCOSMOS says its satellite was launched on November 25
from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, a sprawling launch site 500 miles north of Moscow,
which is described as “part of Russian Space Forces” and “a large testing base”.
At the time, the Kremlin said it was only used to check up on other Russian satellites.