November 30, 2021

SPACE JUNK: NASA postpones spacewalk at space station due to space debris warning. “A recent Russian anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon test resulted in a new cloud of more than 150 trackable pieces of debris and forced the space station crew to take temporary cover in the immediate aftermath on Nov. 14, but whether that event and the spacewalk delay were related was not yet clear.”

Related: Can SpaceX’s Starlink sue Russia for anti-satellite missile test space debris fallout? Though the article is wrong about absolute liability. Liability for harm to spacecraft in space under the Liability Convention is based on fault (negligence), rather than being absolute.

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