Indian government details preparation & conduct of anti-satellite strike, says orbital debris to reenter by mid-May

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The Indian Defense Ministry said it took multiple precautions to assure that its March 27 anti satellite missile strike would occur well away from the International Space Station and other satellites and that the elliptical orbit of even the highest debris would cause it to reenter the atmosphere by mid-May.

The ministry also said it had no need to conduct further such tests given that the March 27 strike, called Mission Shakti, achieved all its goals.

In an April 6 briefing, G. Sateesh . . .

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