US accuses Russia of testing anti-satellite weapon in space
July 24, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States accused Russia on Thursday of conducting a test of an anti-satellite weapon in space, asserting that it exposed Moscow's intent to deploy weapons that threaten U.S. and allied satellites.
In Moscow, the Defense Ministry said the July 15 event involved "a small space vehicle" that "inspected one of the national satellites from a close distance using special equipment." It added that the inspection "provided valuable information about the object that was inspected, which was transmitted to the ground-based control facilities."
The U.S., however, said the...