Russia recently had its own missile smashed by one of its own missiles for testing. Weapons test. In the past, China did the same in 2007. It smashed its own weather satellite with a missile, producing about 3,000 tennis ball-sized pieces and about a million grains.
This is one-third of the current space debris. Many of the satellites in space were under threat, including the resulting 1,500 debris. The U.S. space station has forced its occupants into security modules. Do not make space a weapons laboratory.
Have you ever heard of a plane that was damaged by birds crashing into the ground? Likewise, every speck in the sky can be dangerous. Look at the spot where a small plastic granule is made in the cause.