SWF Hosts Webinar Discussion of Russia's Recent ASAT Test

Friday, April 24, 2020

SWF was pleased to host the webinar, "Russia’s ASAT Test: What Does it Mean?" on April 24, 2020.  Moderated by Washington Office Director Victoria Samson, the panel had presentations by SWF Director of Program Planning Brian Weeden; Michael Thompson, amateur satellite analyst; Pavel Podvig, Russian Nuclear Forces; and Chris Newman, Northumbria University. The panelists discussed what is known about the test Russia held of its Nudol interceptor on April 15, 2020; explained how open source analysis can result in information about the test that might not be shared with the public otherwise; contextualized the test within Russia's larger security priorities; and clarified what the international legal questions were that were raised by the test.  A video of the event is available on the event page, as is a transcript and the Powerpoint presentation that was shown to webinar viewers. 

Last updated on April 27, 2020