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US officials are investigating a “Debris-generating event in outer space” after astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to prepare for a possible evacuation.
The incident came amid unconfirmed reports that Russia had carried out an anti-satellite weapon test – rare show-of-force demonstrations criticized by the space community because of the risk they create for crews in low Earth orbit.
The US space industry analyst Serata tweeted the debris might have been caused by a missile test.
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