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Russia puts International Space Station at risk after conducting anti-satellite missile test
World

Russia puts International Space Station at risk after conducting anti-satellite missile test

While it is said that a fleck of paint can do major damage, the latest weapons test has created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk and endangered the lives of seven astronauts aboard ISS

Centre approves new space research agency; DSRA will be tasked with creating space warfare weapon systems
India

Centre approves new space research agency; DSRA will be tasked with creating space warfare weapon systems

The Government of India has approved the setting up of a new agency, Defence Sapce Research Agency (DSRA), which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies for space warfare

What will it take for the world to agree on a policy for peace, expansion in space?
science

What will it take for the world to agree on a policy for peace, expansion in space?

If experts are to go by, nothing short of a global space crisis will move attention towards Space policy.

NASA's condemnation of India blasting a satellite in low orbit is out of line and absurd
India

NASA's condemnation of India blasting a satellite in low orbit is out of line and absurd

According to the European Space Agency there are another 75,000 more little pieces floating around.

Pentagon denies it spied on India's A-SAT missile test, experts say US aircraft sent to 'monitor' project was observing development
World

Pentagon denies it spied on India's A-SAT missile test, experts say US aircraft sent to 'monitor' project was observing development

Aircraft Spots, which monitors military air movements, had said that a US Air Force's reconnaissance aircraft from its base in Diego Garcia went for a mission in the Bay of Bengal to monitor India's anti-satellite missile test.

'Regrettable' Mission Shakti makes current regional and global scenarios even murkier, warns nuclear disarmament advocacy group
India

'Regrettable' Mission Shakti makes current regional and global scenarios even murkier, warns nuclear disarmament advocacy group

Mission Shakti, which was led by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, was aimed at strengthening India's overall security, he said in his address that comes a fortnight before the start of the general election.

India's Mission Shakti demonstration generated debris field of 'space junk'
science

India's Mission Shakti demonstration generated debris field of 'space junk'

The debris field from the anti-satellite weapon test could potentially collide with other objects in space.

All you need to know about India's Mission Shakti A-SAT test: 5,000-km range Agni-V missile launched from Odisha
India

All you need to know about India's Mission Shakti A-SAT test: 5,000-km range Agni-V missile launched from Odisha

Mission Shakti intercept the satellite in outer space with a completely indigenous technology built by the DRDO. India joins an exclusive group of space-faring nations consisting of USA, Russia, and China

Ex-ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair says India had anti-satellite missile capability in 2007, but no political will
India

Ex-ISRO chairman G Madhavan Nair says India had anti-satellite missile capability in 2007, but no political will

G Madhavan Nair had headed the ISRO space commission and was secretary in the department of space from 2003 to 2009. Nair joined the BJP in October 2018.

Arun Jaitley calls Mission Shakti 'huge achievement' for India, accuses UPA of not giving go-ahead for A-SAT project
Politics

Arun Jaitley calls Mission Shakti 'huge achievement' for India, accuses UPA of not giving go-ahead for A-SAT project

Jaitley also praised the prime minister for having a "vision for tomorrow". "Narendra Modi has always thought about developing the country, be it in terms of security or technology. It shows India is in safe hands," he said.

Mission Shakti: What is Low-Earth orbit? What use is it to space-faring nations like India?
India

Mission Shakti: What is Low-Earth orbit? What use is it to space-faring nations like India?

The vast majority of missions to space over the years – manned or unmanned – have been to low-Earth Orbit (LEO).

Rahul congratulates DRDO, mocks Modi by wishing 'happy World Theatre Day' following Mission Shakti announcement
Politics

Rahul congratulates DRDO, mocks Modi by wishing 'happy World Theatre Day' following Mission Shakti announcement

Modi announced that India had demonstrated anti-satellite missile capability by shooting down a live satellite, that puts the country in an exclusive club of space super powers.

What is an anti-satellite weapon? India joins US, Russia, China in elite space power club with Mission Shakti
India

What is an anti-satellite weapon? India joins US, Russia, China in elite space power club with Mission Shakti

Anti-satellite weapons are designed to incapacitate or destroy satellites for strategic and military purposes. As of now, only four nations – India, Russia, China and the United States – have demonstrated their capability to successfully shoot down defunct satellites

India's A-SAT programme born in response to China's growing space capabilities: Understanding Mission Shakti
India

India's A-SAT programme born in response to China's growing space capabilities: Understanding Mission Shakti

New Delhi's A-SAT programme was born in response to China’s growing capabilities — in turn, driven by that country’s efforts to counter the United States’ supremacy in space. In essence, China sought to show it could cripple the satellite networks on which the United States’ military command-and-control capabilities rest.