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India shoots down satellite from orbit, becomes fourth country with the capability


India today (March 27) became only the fourth country in the world to attain the capability to destroy a satellite in orbit using a missile.

“India has shot down a low-orbit satellite,” prime minister Narendra Modi announced in an address to the nation. The feat was accomplished using an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile developed completely indigenously, he said. “I congratulate all the scientists of the DRDO,” Modi said, referring to India’s premier defence technology establishment, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Calling this feat “Mission Shakti” (Shakti is Sanskrit for power), Modi said the only other nations with this capability are the US, Russia, and China. The satellite shot down was flying in a low earth orbit (LEO), he said.

The prime minister sought to reiterate that India’s space power was not a threat to other countries but was defensive in character and meant for the progress of the country.

While India has had the technology to shoot down LEOs for some time, the demonstration of the capability with Mission Shakti is a milestone, G Madhavan Nair, former chief of the Indian Space Research Organisation, told the NDTV news channel.

The prime minister’s address to the nation came amidst the campaign for the 2019 Indian national elections, sparking murmurs over the propriety of the move.

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Re: India shoots down satellite from orbit, becomes fourth country with the capability

https://futurism.com/25-governments-...ace-arms-race/

I think India did not want to be excluded this time from these weapon proliferation regime's.

Now the next regime India will be breaking into is the Hypersonic Missile
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But India is a dustbowl full of anarchy, not worth living?
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But India is a dustbowl full of anarchy, not worth living?
That reminds of the escape velocity Pappu was talking about.
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Re: India shoots down satellite from orbit, becomes fourth country with the capability

One thing I do not understand about these missiles is... why Why send satellites into orbit (low earth or high earth) and then shoot them down? Koi game chal raha hai kya
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One thing I do not understand about these missiles is... why Why send satellites into orbit (low earth or high earth) and then shoot them down? Koi game chal raha hai kya
Have you heard of Indian festival called Shankranti? In gujarat you first fly a kite and then use your kite to cut other kites. Then you yell kaipo Che. Basically isro head must be gujju.
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A patang used to be 25p in my days... don't know what rate they go for these days. And then maanjha, phirki... everything included, about 2 - 3 rs. That's when we started. By the time we flew our last kite, everything was about 60 - 100 rs. Inflation-wise, now would be about 600 - 1000 rs. Now compare this to a satellite cost, building and sending it up. Kya, mazaak samajh raka hai kya

Instead of building missiles to blow satellites into nether world, a better option would have been to invest time in hacking these satellites. It was always more fun to grab a kati patang than to kat a patang. Hack satellites... and then take control and fly them as per your commands. Literally, makar shankranthi
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A patang used to be 25p in my days... don't know what rate they go for these days. And then maanjha, phirki... everything included, about 2 - 3 rs. That's when we started. By the time we flew our last kite, everything was about 60 - 100 rs. Inflation-wise, now would be about 600 - 1000 rs. Now compare this to a satellite cost, building and sending it up. Kya, mazaak samajh raka hai kya

Instead of building missiles to blow satellites into nether world, a better option would have been to invest time in hacking these satellites. It was always more fun to grab a kati patang than to kat a patang. Hack satellites... and then take control and fly them as per your commands. Literally, makar shankranthi
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Hack satellites... and then take control and fly them as per your commands. Literally, makar shankranthi
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One thing I do not understand about these missiles is... why Why send satellites into orbit (low earth or high earth) and then shoot them down? Koi game chal raha hai kya
I reckon as of now, this is more about demonstrating capability. 2 or 3 possible next steps -

pure deterrent... we can do this, so be careful what you do with us.

possible fantasy -

in war like scenario, we could destroy satellites of the aggressor. While hacking is an option, its more difficult, is time sensitive, you cannot keep it as a capability and the risk is the country owning the sat would know.

in a war like scenario, another country could request us, for a cost, to help destroy satellites of their aggressor....
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From what I have read about this technology, it is about destroying enemy spy satellites which are spying on your country and/or trying to intercept your satellite communication.
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Won’t work against this enemy satellite right in South Delhi.
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From what I have read about this technology, it is about destroying enemy spy satellites which are spying on your country and/or trying to intercept your satellite communication.
But did we develop this technology or monitoring ability to detect spying?
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