‘Debris from ASAT test poses no threat, will eventually burn up’: Pentagon

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G Satheesh Reddy, head of India's Defence Research and Development Organization, said that the debris would "vanish in no time".

Nasa had said that India's anti-satellite missile test created at least 400 pieces of orbital debris placing the International Space Station (ISS) and its astronauts at risk. India had shot down a live satellite in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO), a reference to altitude less than 2,000 km, said the PM.

"As per our simulations, there were no possibilities of hitting the International Space Station with debris from the satellite", he added.

The Ministry of External Affairs too has said the test was done in the lower atmosphere to ensure that there is no space debris.

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"As we made clear, space debris is a serious issue for the United States". "If a space command needs to be formulated, it is the decision of the government".

Another big task in front of the DRDO was to keep this ambitious human spaceflight mission a secret as there were several spy machineries working to track it. Only three other countries - the US, Russia and China - have anti-satellite missile (ASAT) capabilities.

Speaking further on the main objective of the test, Reddy said, "Space has gained importance in the military domain".

Nearly all the technologies used for the ASAT test were indigenously developed with some 50 industries contributing components for the 13 metre missiles weighing 19 tonnes.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, announced the successful completion of the test which had been dubbed "Mission Shakti" or "Strength". It also said that it will lead to creation of almost 400 pieces of orbital debris. "We don't need any more tests at this orbit now", though he did not rule out the option of conducting more tests in the future.

He informed that amongst the scores of scientists involved in the project, around 35-40 of them were women while also asserting that around 2000 systems and sub-components of the mission were developed by 50 industries around the country. India has the capacity to hit target up to 1000 km and the test was intentionally held at a lower height.

"That is a awful, bad thing to create an event that sends debris and an apogee that goes above the International Space Station".

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