Roscosmos: Sanctions could cause space station to crash
The sanctions could disrupt the operation of Russian spacecraft servicing the ISS, says the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos.
The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin said, on Saturday, that the agency is sending appeals to its International Space Station (ISS) partners calling for the lift of illegal sanctions imposed on Russian enterprises in light of the country's special military operation in Ukraine.
Rogozin wrote on his Telegram channel: "The State Corporation for Space Activities Roscosmos is sending written appeals to the International Space Station partners – the leadership of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), and the European Space Agency (ESA) – requesting illegal sanctions to be lifted from our enterprises.”
He also included a map created by US astronomers that depicted potential areas of an ISS fall in the event of an uncontrolled orbital decay.
"It just shows that this is Russia that poses the least danger of ISS destruction. But populations of other countries, including those led by "dogs of war", should think about the price of the sanctions they initiated against Roscosmos, the price of international space cooperation maniacally destroyed by the West," he added.
Last month, Rogozin, while blasting Western sanctions on Twitter, raised the threat of the space station collapsing.
The website of the Russian space agency Roscosmos has recently been subjected to a massive DDoS attack carried out from various IP addresses one more time, after the Anonymous hacker group's declaration of a cyberwar against Russia, the agency's press service.
On its part, NASA announced on March 1 that it was working to find a way to keep the ISS in orbit without the assistance of Russia.
It is worth mentioning that space is one of the last areas where the US and Russia continue to collaborate.
Roscosmos announced in early March that it would prioritize the construction of military satellites amid the unprecedented levels of Russophobia.