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RUSSIA’S ASAT TEST: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? (SWF), Apr 24, 2020, virtual, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm ET

The Secure World Foundation will hold a virtual panel discussion on April 24, 2020 from 10:30 am  – 12:00 pm ET to discuss “Russia’s ASAT Test: What Does it Mean?”

Russia conducted a Direct Ascent Antisatellite (DA-ASAT) test on April 15, 2020.  It was hardly the first, but the timing amidst the coronavirus pandemic and two days before a Russian-American crew was returning from the International Space Station piqued interest.  The fact that U.S. Space Command publicly discussed the test was also unusual.

More information on the panel discussion and a registration link are on the event’s website.   The event is free, but one must register in order to obtain the information on how to sign in to the meeting.

Panelists are:

  • Chris Newman, Northrumbia University
  • Pavel Podvig, Russian Nuclear Forces Project
  • Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation
  • Michael Thompson, amateur satellite analyst
  • Brian Weeden, Secure World Foundation




April 24
10:30 am - 11:00 pm