Beyond ASAT test: India needs a comprehensive space security policy

Beyond ASAT test: India needs a comprehensive space security policy

Bridenstine was addressing employees of NASA after India shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a weapon test to register itself to become an elite space superpower. This, despite the fact that NASA's administrator warned of the dangers that the debris posed.

On various responses by the USA on India's anti-satellite launch, including the one by NASA administrator James Bridenstine terming it a "terrible thing", Saran said New Delhi treats the State Department statement as official and drew attention to report that NASA has conveyed that it is continuing with ongoing cooperation with India on space including on human space flight mission.

The successful anti-satellite (ASAT) missile test on March 27 was truly a moment of pride for every Indian.

The United States has said that the issue of space debris is an important concern and it has taken note of the Indian government's statements that its recently conducted anti-satellite test (A-SAT) was created to address "space debris issues", according to US State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino. Precedent, however, suggests it could take much longer than that; in 2008, the USA destroyed a defunct satellite at an altitude of 250 kilometres (150 miles), and it took about 18 months for all the material to fall back to Earth, according to SpaceflightNow.

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The US military tracks objects in space to predict the collision risk for the ISS and satellites. The missile was sacked from Odisha in East India and collided with a satellite in low-Earth orbit 300km away, Modi stated.

Sanahan said that the threat the debris might pose to satellites in space is little. The issue of space junk is also one which India argues will be solved by the low orbit of the satellite.

The Indian satellite was destroyed at a relatively low altitude of 300 kilometres -120 kilometres below the ISS and most orbiting satellites. "The United States and other countries need to find a way forward that keeps space safe for everyone to use and doesn't create new risks of conflicts on Earth". This is the right moment for India to think of space security in a comprehensive way.

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