Do Indians have Cinderella Complex? Fear of being independent causes unconscious desire to be taken care of by others.
For eg. Mig-21 downs F-16. We go around asking "where is the proof, where is the proof" - the Baki from the west or its master on the east has not acknowledged - so where is the proof?
Well, we can as well say, you want proof? Just send in your F-16 and we will provide you proof.
For the ASAT test, we are trying to prove that MicroSat-R was brought down. We do not have to prove anything! It is so easy for somebody to put a MicroSat-R "tracker" in some database and claim that look
MicroSat-R is still orbiting and your ASAT failed
. We go back and show look - look it is at a different orbit and then pat will come the reply
maybe your test was not HTK - it just grazed the satellite! And hence your ASAT is failure!!
It could be that MicroSat-R is a spy sat which might have come to a lower orbit to get a dekho on the color content of the Mao suits. While India might have brought down a mao sat and the press wallahs might have done a dhoti shiver and wrote it to "micro sat".
I just do not know from where the rumour spread that it was microsat-R ! I do not remember Modi in his address said that particular name.
In the meantime another self-defeating dhoti shiver farticle: [url]https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/indias-mission-shakti-demonstration-generated-debris-field-of-space-junk-6350331.html[/quote]
Look at the statement (quoting in full for highlight and continuity):
ndia has sought to minimise the threat to orbiting satellites posed by Wednesday's test of an anti-satellite weapon, which experts said was not technically illegal. (Disha: Article introduces a tongue twister with a double negative. IMHO ASAT test was perfectly legal)
"Unfortunately, there is no binding international legal rule (yet) which prohibits the wanton creation of space debris," said Frans von der Dunk, professor of space law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Disha: So? Article introduces this statement as a brevity and seriousness)
At the same time, the test "strictly speaking" was a violation of the obligation under the 1967 Outer Space Treaty to inform other countries of the test "since they might well suffer harmful interference with their own satellite operations," von der Dunk said. (Disha: WanderFunk could be a punk rock band!)
"These kinds of tests increasingly go against the trend and spirit of international law, which is increasingly being seen as moving towards a customary international legal obligation to refrain from such junk-creating activities," he told AFP.
Since 2002, the world's space powers have complied with an informal code of conduct to avoid the creation of space junk and the United Nations has endorsed a resolution along those lines.(Disha: Yeah right, India is a space power ahead of China and a self imposing good boy attitude is not getting India invited anywhere. World needs to grow up, since unless they are spanked they do not seem to mature)
The United States took aim at India's anti-satellite weapons test with acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan saying "We all live in space. Let's not make it a mess." Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a rare address to the nation, said the satellite was struck at an altitude of around 300 kilometers (185 miles), which is lower than the 410 kilometers (254 miles) used by the International Space Station and most satellites.
The danger from "space junk" is not that it falls to Earth but that it collides with orbiting satellites.
Even the smallest piece of debris travelling at great speeds can put a satellite out of action.
Most of the debris from the Indian test is expected to remain in orbit for several weeks before gravity exerts its pull and it is consumed by Earth's atmosphere.
Experts consulted by AFP said they believe the relatively low altitude of the test conducted by India renders it safe.
"Not too many objects fly at this altitude, because it's so low and there's such high drag," said Tom Johnson, vice-president of engineering at Analytical Graphics, Inc. (Disha: Tom who? Does his opinion even matter?)
The leader in tracking objects in space is the US military through its 18th Space Control Squadron. (Disha: This leader missed a major asteroid impact by several hundered miles ...)
It maintains an online data base of more than 23,000 orbiting objects including active satellites, defunct satellites, pieces of rockets and debris from previous tests of anti-satellite weapons.
These objects include more than 3,000 pieces of space debris created in a Chinese anti-satellite test in 2007 and more than 1,000 from an accidental collision in 2009 between a Russian satellite and an Iridium satellite.
US Air Force Lieutenant General David Thompson, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, told a Senate hearing on Wednesday that the United States was tracking about 270 different objects in the debris field several hours after the Indian test.
Thompson said it was "likely that number is going to grow as the debris field spreads out and we collect more sensor information." "We'll provide direct notification to satellite operators if those satellites are under threat," he said.
Thompson said US surveillance systems had immediately detected the launch of the Indian missile and "we were aware that it was coming because of some flight bans that India had announced." "Let me say clearly it was detected and characterised and reported by Air Force systems," he said. (Disha: In other words, rest assured that we are doing our jobs and by the way can the senators now approve the budget for a pop-corn machine and a beer bar at the base since HBO GOT is coming?)
Experts believe the target of the Indian missile was a Microsat-R satellite, weighing 740 kilograms (1,631 pounds) which India launched on January 24. (Disha: Which experts? Was this taken from BRF pages?)
The US company Planet, which provides high-resolution photography of Earth through satellites orbiting at an altitude of around 500 kilometers (310 miles), strongly denounced the test. (Disha: Looks like ISRO did not give it the discount the company hoped to get from the natives)
"We categorically condemn the anti-satellite missile intercept recently conducted by India's defense department," Planet said in a statement.
"Space should be used for peaceful purposes, and destroying satellites on orbit severely threatens the long term stability of the space environment for all space operators."