Mission Shakti Anti-Satellite Missile Test: 10 top questions answered about this proud moment for the country
PM Narendra Modi, in a special address to the nation, announced that India had just shot down a live satellite 300 km up in the sky and that the country has just became the newest member of the space club that had a workable space weapon that could be termed a Star Wars type system. This came in teh wake of teh successful conclusion of Mission Shakti Anti-Satellite Missile Test, which made India the 4th global power on a list that includes US, Russia and China. But what was this Mission Shakti Anti-Satellite Missile Test? Here is all you need to know:
I. What was the Mission Shakti Anti-Satellite Missile Test ?
On March 27, 2019 India conducted Mission Shakti, an anti-satellite missile test, from the Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex.This was a technological mission carried out by DRDO. The satellite used in the mission was one of India’s existing satellites operating in lower orbit. The significance of the Mission Shakti Anti-Satellite Missile Test is that India has tested and successfully demonstrated its capability to interdict and intercept a satellite in outer space based on complete indigenous technology. (Reuters)