Russia's anti-satellite space weapons test condemned by Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated November 17 2021 - 9:41pm, first published 8:44pm
The International Space Station was threatened by debris from the exploded Russian satellite. Picture: Shutterstock

The Australian government has joined a chorus of nations in condemning recent Russia's counter-space weapons testing, including blowing up a defunct Soviet signal intelligence satellite into more than 1500 pieces of space debris that threatened other satellites in orbit.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.