Russian anti-satellite missile test was the first of its kind

Russia’s latest anti-satellite test this week was unlike anything we’ve seen from the nation before. 

The Russian Ministry of Defense launched an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile on Monday (Nov. 15), destroying one of its own satellites and creating a cloud of space debris that is threatening astronauts at the International Space Station. While nations including Russia have conducted ASAT tests before, this test was something different.

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