International Space Station: Due to the ongoing Russian attacks on Ukraine, countries around the world have banned it. After which the head of Russia’s space agency has threatened America.
Russia threatens to shoot down ISS
Russia (Russia) the space agency (Russian Space Agency) has threatened the US that several sanctions imposed on Moscow could ‘destroy our cooperation’ on the International Space Center (ISS) and asked Washington if it would allow India and China to ‘destroy the 500-ton structure’. Wants to endanger with the ‘apprehension of’. Russia and America ISS Program (ISS Program), including several European countries such as Canada, Japan, France, Italy and Spain.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a “special military operation” against Ukraine on Thursday, the US and its allies decided to block the assets of four major Russian banks, impose export controls and sanctions close to Putin. Is. New sanctions announced on Thursday by US President Joe Biden that Russia’s “aerospace industry, including its space program” would be “discredited”, CNN reported.
All are controlled by Russian engines
Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin tweeted on Friday that the ISS’s orbit and location in space are controlled by Russian engines. Rogozin tweeted in Russian, ‘If you interrupt cooperation with us, who will save the International Space Station (ISS) from going out of orbit uncontrollably and falling into the US or Europe?’
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Told to drop it on India or China
He said that there is also a possibility that the 500-ton structure may fall on India or China. The head of the Russian space agency asked, ‘Do you want to put them in danger with such a scenario? The ISS does not fly over Russia, so all risk is yours. Are you ready for them?’ According to a New York-based astronomy news website, he wrote in a tweet, ‘Do you want to destroy our collaboration on the ISS?’
Why is the Russian section important for ISS?
It added that the Russian section of the ISS is responsible for guidance, navigation (aircraft operations) and control for the entire complex. Russian Progress also sees periodic orbit-raising for the ISS, to ensure that it does not descend too low in Earth’s atmosphere. CNN reported on Friday that NASA did not respond directly to Rogozin’s comments.
What has been said by NASA?
It clarified that the US space agency will “continue to work with Roscosmos and our other international partners in Canada, Europe and Japan to maintain safe and sustained ISS operations.” He said that at present there are four NASA astronauts, two from Russia and one from Europe are present and working in the ISS.