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WATCH: Government Releases Video Following India's Game Changing 'Mission Shakti' A-SAT Anti-satellite Test

Written By Daamini Sharma | Mumbai | Published:

India has entered an elite club of nations that are capable of knocking off satellites in space, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Wednesday after a DRDO missile tested off the Odisha coast successfully hit a low orbit satellite.

The government has released the video following India's game changing 'Mission Shakti' A-SAT anti-satellite test. 

India has designed an anti-satellite missile to neutralize satellites. It is a three-stage BMD interceptor missile:

  1. The radar identifies the target and tracks the satallite movement. 
  2. The missile is then launched and the ground radar guides the missile in its path 
  3. The heat shield gets separated and the missile locks on to the targeted satellite and neutralises it successfully

(Watch the video above)

Read: Here's How PM Modi congratulated The Entire Team Of Scientists Who Are Behind The Success Of 'Mission Shakti'

On 27th March 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India tested its ASAT missile (Mission Shakti) destroying a pre-determined target of a defunct satellite.

In a much-anticipated address, PM Modi said that `Mission Shakti’ was a difficult target to achieve but was completed within three minutes of the missile launch. 

“Today is 27th March. A while ago, India achieved a historic feat. India today registered itself as a space power. Till now, 3 countries of the world- America, Russia, & China had this achievement. India is the 4th country to have achieved this feat,” he said. 

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“The ASAT missile will give new strength to India's space program. I assure international community that our capability won't be used against anyone but is purely India's defence initiative for its security,” he said. 

"Mission Shakti 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 program,” the PM concluded.