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Cooper Statement on Report of Russia’s Anti-Satellite Test

Nov 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Today Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released the following statement on reports of Russia conducting an anti-satellite test:

Russia's destructive anti-satellite test was reckless and irresponsible. The thousands of pieces of harmful debris it generated put human lives at risk and will threaten our collective access to space well into the future. The international community must hold Russia accountable and ban antisatellite tests. This is exactly why we need rules of the road for space, and why we created the Space Force.