Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took shelter on Monday following a ‘debris-generating event.’ The sheltering action came after reports that Russian shot down a satellite during an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon test. ‘U.S. Space Command is aware of a debris-generating event in outer space. We are actively working to characterize the debris field and will continue to ensure all space-faring nations have the information necessary to maneuver satellites if impacted,’ the U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) said in a statement to American Military News. ‘We are also in the process of working with… the State Department and NASA, concerning these these reports and will provide an update in the near future,” SPACECOM added.
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