Mission Shakti: In 3 Mins, India’s A-SAT Shoots Down Live Satellite; 4th Country To Do So

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March 27th, 2019 / 1:09 PM

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Ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a national address announced that India has established itself as an elite space power with an anti-satellite weapon, A-SAT. The indigenously built A-SAT has successfully shot down a live satellite on a low earth orbit which was cruising at an altitude of 300km in space.



“Today is 27th March. A while ago, India achieved a historic feat. India today registered itself as a space power. Till now, three countries of the world- the US, Russia, and China had this achievement. India is the fourth country to have achieved this feat,” he announced.



“’Mission Shakti’ operation was a difficult target to achieve which was completed successfully within three minutes of launch,” he said. Right after the announcement, Modi wrote on Twitter, “#MissionShakti was a highly complex one, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision. It shows the remarkable dexterity of India’s outstanding scientists and the success of our space programme.” He said that India now stands tall as a space power and with this test, India will be stronger and even more secure than before.

During his speech, Modi said that the mission is not against any nation and does not violate any international treaties or laws.


Also Read: ISRO Successfully Launches IRNSS-1I To Replace IRNSS-1A In Indigenous Navigation Satellite Constellation


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Written by : Sromona Bhattacharyya

Edited by : Poorbita Bagchi

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