Vice President Kamala Harris to announce US will ban anti-satellite missile tests

The vice president will make the statement at Vandenberg Space Force Base.April 19, 2022, 12:01 AM – 2 minutes readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleVice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that the Biden administration is setting a self-imposed ban on anti-satellite rocket testing with the objective of making it an “worldwide norm for responsible behavior in space.”Harris statement making the United States the first nation to prohibit such testing is expected throughout remarks at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California.The brand-new order follows Russia tested a direct ascent anti-satellite rocket in November, creating a field of debris that threatened the International Space Station. China likewise carried out a comparable test in 2007.”The damage of area things through direct-ascent ASAT rocket screening is reckless and careless,” the vice presidents office specified in a release. “The long-lived debris produced by these tests now threaten satellites and other space objects that are crucial to all nations security, financial, and clinical interests, and increases threat to astronauts in area. Overall, these tests threaten the long-lasting sustainability of external area and imperil the expedition and usage of area by all nations.”Ahead of her remarks, the vice president met members of the United States Space Force and United States Space Command, getting rundowns on their work advancing U.S. nationwide security.

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