Indian ASAT Test

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Indian ASAT Test

Postby hnair » 27 Mar 2019 12:41

PM Live on TV, announcing the test

Points from speech -
- Codenamed "Mission Shakti"
- Mission duration of 3 minutes
- LEO Satellite got shot down
- Fourth nation to have capability
- Test not aimed at any nation
- Ensuring that aerospace above India is secure
- Will ensure peace in space

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All You Need To Know About The PDV MK-II: India’s Satellite Killer
http://delhidefencereview.com/2019/04/0 ... te-killer/
By Indranil Roy, 03 April 2019

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Nikhil T » 27 Mar 2019 12:45

Jai Hind. Great step to secure our nation.
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Postby arshyam » 27 Mar 2019 12:46

3 minutes was the duration, apparently. The satellite target was around 300km altitude.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby disha » 27 Mar 2019 12:47

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! JAI HIND!

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby arshyam » 27 Mar 2019 12:47

He didn't give any reasons on the timing, but I think there is more that what meets the eye. He ended with "Bharat mata ki jai" repeated three times, not sure why.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby chandrasekaran » 27 Mar 2019 12:47

WOW, WOW - Another proud day!

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 27 Mar 2019 12:48

Recent ASA Tests- as per wikifor background reading.

Indian test already updated at 12:31 IST -03/27/2019. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Cain Marko » 27 Mar 2019 12:48

Seriously? If India can shoot down missiles why is a satellite any more difficult? Why now is the big question? Feint to China?

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Postby Atulya P » 27 Mar 2019 12:49

Congratulations, great feat! Jai Hind!

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Pratyush » 27 Mar 2019 12:49

ASAT is ABM by other name??

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Ardeshir » 27 Mar 2019 12:50

Might as well have announced in Mandarin. :mrgreen:

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Postby chandrasekaran » 27 Mar 2019 12:50

This is such a commendable achievement - Shri PM coming live to announce it it indeed justified for the new alone.. Of course the jingo in me wants to believe, there could be more to it than a "technology demonstrator" :-)

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Postby disha » 27 Mar 2019 12:51

^Looks like it is operational. 3m to destruction is basically confirming everything. Did they use the last PS4 stage from previous PSLV launch as target?

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Postby Raveen » 27 Mar 2019 12:52

Cain Marko wrote:Seriously? If India can shoot down missiles why is a satellite any more difficult? Why now is the big question? Feint to China?


The US can shoot down missiles too, but they still tested asat
Ditto for Russia
Ditto got China

And they all announced it
Obviously its a capability that all these nations believe is a deterrent

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby tushar_m » 27 Mar 2019 12:53

Congrats .

Jai Bharat , Jai Hind

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby RKumar » 27 Mar 2019 12:53

Deployment and activation of second stage ABM system! We can see how human race reacts to threats.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Manish_P » 27 Mar 2019 12:55

Noob question - What are the benefits/disadvantages of an Air platform launched ASAT weapon (like the one tested by the US) as opposed to a Ground launch platform?
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Postby la.khan » 27 Mar 2019 12:57

Welcome development! But why is the PM announcing it? Why not a mere press release? Also, the target was a live satellite. Our own or foreign?

PS: Did anyone observe NaMo hands were shaking, especially when he said Jai Hind, thrice at the end of the speech?

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Rupesh » 27 Mar 2019 12:57

Great news. This was totally unexpected. Jai Hind.
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Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 12:57

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/from-cy ... ef-1859580

NDTV: There is another capability which India has not shown, but we have, that is anti-satellite capability. What is the state of our anti-satellite weapons?
Dr Christopher: There are two aspects in that. One is that we need to know the location of the satellite as accurately as possible so that we can send the missile or whatever the weapon is that we would like to use as close to that. Because you cannot search where they are. You cannot go there and search because we don't have that much energy and time, but all the missiles are generally going to be ballistic. That means they may not have manoeuvring capability. We must predict as accurately as possible from the ground. That is one aspect. After that, even when you have probably accurately predicted that we may have to take the vehicle, and by the time it reaches there could be some sort of meandering, so there has to be another mechanism which will take it close to that. These are the two aspects; both aspects we have started working.

NDTV: Some say Agni-V has the capability if you require because satellites have roughly known locations and Agni-V can be used as an anti-satellite weapon. It's a heavyweight weapon like using a sledgehammer against a fly?
Dr Christopher: You said it correctly, but you have any ballistic missile which normally goes for a thousand kilometres plus height-wise, any of them can be applied. You do not necessarily need to specially use Agni-V.


Moi interested in the radar that was used for this mission. :mrgreen:

BTW, something clearly happened between Balakot & now, for India to signal this capability. Definitely some PRC tricks indicating they would target our defence sats.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Dumal » 27 Mar 2019 12:58

It can’t be someone else’s satellite, right? That will make it too complicated?

Or, are there some slots that are ours and someone put a bird there and we decided to take it out?

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby mody » 27 Mar 2019 12:58

Great News. Though I doubt many watching Modi announcing it on TV, will really grasp the importance of the event.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 12:58

Rupesh wrote:Great news. This was totally unexpected. Jail Hind.


Noooo! Hind should be free. :-?

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 12:59

mody wrote:Great News. Though I doubt many watching Modi announcing it on TV, will really grasp the importance of the event.


A billion mobile phones searching for "satellite", then "anti-satellite". :lol:

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Postby Rupesh » 27 Mar 2019 13:01

Karan M wrote:
Rupesh wrote:Great news. This was totally unexpected. Jail Hind.


Noooo! Hind should be free. :-?


Spell check onlee. What to do. Corrected. :((

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 13:02

https://www.orfonline.org/research/indi ... at-weapon/

However, what is necessary is not just the acquisition of the capability but a demonstration of the same, in the interest of ensuring the required degree of deterrence against potential adversaries. It is widely speculated that the US ASAT test in 2008 was in retaliation to the Chinese test in the previous year, even though the former already has a well established reputation in terms of this capability. India has to take into consideration Chinese postures on ASATs, especially following its move of laser blinding US satellites in 2006 with a kinetic kill ASAT in 2007. By doing so, irrespective of international criticism, China proved its capability to effectively execute ASAT attacks. Keeping in mind its own military calculations, India needs to firmly establish credibility in ballistic missile type ASATs––even a one-time demonstration should be sufficient.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby mody » 27 Mar 2019 13:02

Dumal wrote:It can’t be someone else’s satellite, right? That will make it too complicated?

Or, are there some slots that are ours and someone put a bird there and we decided to take it out?


It has to be our satellite. More details of the test would be great, like the radar used and the missile/kill vehicle used for the test.
Chinese put on notice and how!!

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 13:03

Some decent points here. Hindi speakers though.


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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby mridulmm » 27 Mar 2019 13:03

Karan M wrote:Moi interested in the radar that was used for this mission. :mrgreen:

BTW, something clearly happened between Balakot & now, for India to signal this capability. Definitely some PRC tricks indicating they would target our defence sats.


Tom cooper guy on f16 net forums had a theory that our satellite, which was supposed to get after strike surveillance data, malfunctioned. Could it be that the satellite was targetted?

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Ardeshir » 27 Mar 2019 13:04

Has Suparco sent any pigs in space? :lol:
Surely there are some soiled shalwars that side of Attari.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby shashankk » 27 Mar 2019 13:05

Great News. couldn't control my emotions after hearing about it. As per me its almost as good as nuclear tests in terms of validating our capability in real scenario.

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Postby Mukesh.Kumar » 27 Mar 2019 13:06

Karan M wrote:
mody wrote:Great News. Though I doubt many watching Modi announcing it on TV, will really grasp the importance of the event.


A billion mobile phones searching for "satellite", then "anti-satellite". :lol:


Kanspeeracy Theory:

This was all done to help Motabhai's Jio before election. People will use more data. More money to Jio. Motabhai will fund NaMo.

"Sab mile hua hai ji!"

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

[Edited for typo]

Don't do that even in jest.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 13:06

https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/a ... 2012-04-27

"India has all the building blocks for an anti-satellite capability"
DRDO chief Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat explains why Agni-V is a technological breakthrough and how it gives India the capability to target satellites in space.

April 27, 2012

How did you develop these ASAT capabilities?

VKS: There are a few essential parameters in intercepting satellites. You should have the ability to track an orbiting satellite in space, launch a missile towards it and finally have a kill vehicle that actually homes in to physically destroy it.

We have a Long Range Tracking Radar (LRTR) used in the Ballistic Missile Defence Programme that has a range of over 600 km. We will increase the range to 1,400 km allowing us to track satellites in orbit.

It is far more difficult to intercept ballistic missiles than it is to intercept satellites. Satellites follow a predictive path. Once you track a satellite, you will know its path.

In the BMD project, we track and intercept a 0.1 square meter target over 1,000 km away. A satellite is ten times larger-over 1 meter wide.

We have the communication systems in place, again developed for the BMD project. The first-stage booster developed for the Agni-V can inject a warhead 600 km into space. We also have a kill vehicle developed for the BMD project. The kill vehicle actually homes in onto an incoming missile. We have the Infra-Red and Radar frequency seekers on the kill vehicle that accurately guide it to its target.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Patni » 27 Mar 2019 13:08

We are taking all needed steps, on strategic chess board, to ensure we do not get check mated! Now pakis will break open green paint cans and prepare to paint chini maal and launch it with in a week! oops no scratch that they will most likely shoot down chini satellite so no can do!!

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Yogi_G » 27 Mar 2019 13:09

Now with this success, western media outlets will follow up with noise about "space debris" being generated! DDM will get a whiff of it and follow the usual rona-dhona. We have had the ASAT capability for a long time now but a pooch here - do we have the capaability to shoot them down through fighter aircraft as well?

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Karan M » 27 Mar 2019 13:09

Mukesh.Kumar wrote:
Karan M wrote:
A billion mobile phones searching for "satellite", then "anti-satellite". :lol:


Kanspeeracy Theory:

This was all done to help Motabhai's Jio before election. People will use more days. Moderate to Jio. Motabhai will fund NaMo.

"Sab mile hua hai ji!"

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


I wont be surprised if these forwards appear on WhatsApp university.

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby dipak » 27 Mar 2019 13:10

Great day for India. Although, the capability was a given but formal demonstration and announcement has its own benefits.

Wondering, any update about the debris ...?

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby V_Raman » 27 Mar 2019 13:10

Kudos aside - this is serious! Something is definitely cooking...

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby siqir » 27 Mar 2019 13:11

Jai Hind!

seems it was a total surprise

my guess is our people were really pissed at recent unsc eff up
even less reason to deny us a permanent seat now

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Re: Indian ASAT test

Postby Swaroop » 27 Mar 2019 13:11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v6eRj7Hl0s

This thread needs a link to the official announcement from the honourable PM.


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