The risk analysis simulation based on an internationally accepted software also showed that there was no threat to the space station. The DRDO chief said that all the debris should be dissolved within 45 days.
Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi was not amused at Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaunting India's might in space, hinting it gave the government an unfair edge with the 2019 Lok Sabha polls round the corner
India On March 27 achieved a historic feat by shooting down its own low-orbit satellite with a ground-to-space missile, making the country a space power. Only three other countries -- the US, Russia and China -- have ASAT capabilities.
Although A-SAT has a range of 1000 km, the range for test was maintained at 300 km in order to keep other space-based assets safe and avoid debris.
Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, was addressing employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration five days after India shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test to prove it was among the world's advanced space powers.
Launching his campaign in eastern India with a rally in Jeypore area of Odisha's Koraput district, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the NDA government wouldn't have been able to do any development work in the country without the support of the people.
PM Modi on Wednesday announced that India's anti-satellite weapon A-SAT has successfully destroyed a live satellite on a low earth orbit, joining a group of three countries - the US, Russia and China - with such capability.
Reddy said clearance for the project was given over two years back.
The test makes India the fourth country in the world after the US, Russia and China to acquire the strategic capability to shoot down enemy satellites.
Uday Bhaskar, one of India’s leading experts on security and strategic affairs, speaks to Siddhartha Mishra about A-SAT, what it means for our space capabilities and geopolitics.
India's Pusarla V. Sindhu competes against Denmark's Line Christophersen during their women's singles Group A badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.AP Photo/Dita Alangkara
Doctors and others from the medical fraternity participate in a cycle rally to raise awareness on HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day, in Prayagraj.AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh
Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.LSTV/PTI Photo
JKNC MP Hasnain Masoodi speaks in the Lok Sabha during ongoing Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.LSTV/PTI Photo
India's Srikanth Kidambi competes against France' Toma Junior Popov during their men's doubles Group B badminton match at the BWF World Tour Finals in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.AP/PTI
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