Isro to set up new centre to protect Indian satellites from space debris

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has set up the Space Situational Awareness Control Centre in Bengaluru. The control centre would host a range of activities related to the protection of Indian space assets from (a)inactive satellites (b)pieces of orbiting objects (c)near earth asteroids and (d)adverse space weather conditions. It would also assimilate the tracking data… Continue reading Isro to set up new centre to protect Indian satellites from space debris

All low earth satellites in reach of ASAT missile: DRDO chief

According to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chairman,the recently conducted anti-satellite (ASAT) test, Mission Shakti has a deterrence capability and the missile can cover all satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Low earth orbit satellites are roughly at an altitude of 2,000 kilometres from the earth and that’s the region where majority of… Continue reading All low earth satellites in reach of ASAT missile: DRDO chief

India space debris may have doubled after Mission Shakti

The NASA has criticised India’s Mission Shakti, the anti-satellite missile test. The Mission was carried out by shooting down Microsat-R, an Indian imaging satellite.   NASA stated that the anti-satellite missile test has endangered the International Space Station (ISS) and led to the creation of nearly 400 pieces of orbital debris. Orbital/ space debris/space junk… Continue reading India space debris may have doubled after Mission Shakti

Debris from anti-satellite test to disintegrate in 45 days: official

Defence sources have said that debris from anti-satellite missile test are expected to disintegrate in 45 days. India has assured that that there will be no space debris left as the test was conducted in the lower atmosphere. Being in the Low Earth Orbit, the debris would fall towards earth and burn up as soon… Continue reading Debris from anti-satellite test to disintegrate in 45 days: official

U.S. tracking space debris from India’s ASAT test

In the backdrop of the success of Mission Shakti, an ASAT missile testing, the USA has said that India and USA would continue to pursue shared interests in space and scientific and technical cooperation. In 2016, USA had designated India uniquely as Major Defense Partner’. The USA has also raised concerns over space debris and… Continue reading U.S. tracking space debris from India’s ASAT test