Russia Building Space-Based Anti-Satellite Weapon?!

( – According to the United States, Russia is in the process of creating a “troubling” space-based anti-satellite weapon and although it is a national security threat it isn’t an immediate threat.

John Kirby, the National Security spokesperson, said that United States intelligence officials knew of info that stated Russia developed the technology but that the weapon wasn’t actually operational yet.

Kirby stated, “This is not an active capability that’s been deployed, and though Russia’s pursuit of this particular capability is troubling, there is no immediate threat to anyone’s safety.” Kirby wouldn’t comment on if it was nuclear-powered or nuclear-labeled, as the US media reports stated, Kirby did say that the weapon was space-based.

Kirby continued, “We’re not talking about a weapon that can be used to attack human beings or cause physical destruction here on Earth.” However, he did state that it could pose a lethal risk to orbiting astronauts or disrupt military and civilian satellites.

With this all being said the United States and United Kingdom did say in 2020 that Russia was working on a space weapon. Political leaders are watching for more information on the weapon as it may breach the 1967 Outer Space Treaty. The treaty states that the launching into orbit of “nuclear weapons or any other kinds of weapons of mass destruction” or to “station weapons in outer space in any other manner,” is prohibited.

This information came after a chairman from the House of Representatives revealed that there was a national security threat that was very serious and demanded that Biden release the details so politicians could begin to discuss solutions.

Many political officials spoke out saying that there was no real threat yet but that it did involve Russia, that the Biden administration was handling it, and that they had things under control. The United States has stated before that they see Russia and China as their biggest nation-state competitors.

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