Anti-satellite weapon

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Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) are space weapons created to destroy satellites for strategic or tactical[1] purposes. Few counties such as India, Russia, China, and the United States have successfully shot down their own satellites.[2][3][4]

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  1. Friedman, Norman (1989). The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems. The Naval Institute Guide To... Series. Naval Institute Press. p. 244. ISBN 9780870217937. Archived from the original on 22 November 2020. Retrieved 15 November 2020. That distinction in turn should help differentiate naval ASAT, as a tactical operation, from strategic-warning ASAT [...].
  2. Strout, Nathan (2020-12-16). "Space Command calls out another Russian anti-satellite weapon test". C4ISRNET. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  3. "Russia conducts space-based anti-satellite weapons test". United States Space Command. Archived from the original on 9 January 2021. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  4. "anti-satellite Archives". SpaceNews. Retrieved 2021-01-06.[dead link]