A-SAT Missile Launch: Debris Almost Decayed, Remaining Pieces to Disintegrate Soon Says DRDO Chief G Sateesh Reddy

India’s A-SAT interceptor missile launched on Match this year. (PIB/Twitter)

After the clinically conducted A-SAT missile test on March 27, majority of the debris of the impact are now decayed, and the rest about to disintegrate shortly Hindustan Times reports citing Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief G Sateesh Reddy.

Shortly after the A-SAT test, the United States raised concerns over the debris posing threats to other space assets. However, the DRDO always assured that its mission does not create any problem of debris.

The missile was aimed under the lower earth orbit at a range less than 300 kms to avoid any possible collisions in the space despite having enough range to kill satellites hovering above the altitude of 1000 km.


Talking about the same, DRDO chief G. Sateesh Reddy said, “The majority of the pieces are gone, and the few remaining will decay shortly,” while speaking at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.

India, under its Mission Shakti, carried out an anti-satellite missile demonstration with a surgical precision that raised several eyebrows around the world.

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