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Default Mission Shakti: India claims to have shot down a satellite
by Urwumpe 03-27-2019, 10:55 PM

In a big live stream in national TV, prime minister Modi has annouced that India has developed an anti-satellite weapon and has successfully shot down a satellite in 300 km altitude.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-i...-idUSKCN1R80IA

There is no confirmation by space debris monitors about the event or which satellite was shot down.

This page assumes that the Microsat R satellite was the likely target of the test. It was launched in January 2019.

https://thewire.in/space/mission-sha...irst-asat-test

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There is now some sort of a confirmation. 270 fragments are being observed.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-i...-idUSKCN1R825Z
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Old 03-27-2019, 11:16 PM   #2
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Why do I see a Gravity scenario looming ?
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 Why do I see a Gravity scenario looming ?
Well, it depends on the altitude and size of the fragments.
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Ohhhh so that explains the meteor shower we've been having lately *sarcasm*
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BBC article:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...r-in-the-stars
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So we're having stars in LEO now?
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 So we're having stars in LEO now?
Did you ever see a star on a ISS photo?
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https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/03/2...atellite-test/
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:57 AM   #10
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It's been a month, but I finally got around to this:



A true hypervelocity collision, and not just a poser like those DMSP battery explosions. Look how high those apogees go!


Whoever said that a test conducted a 300 km means that the debris will reenter quickly clearly does not understand how this works...
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