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Early this month, the remnants of the Chinese rocket plunged into the Indian Ocean near the Maldives.(Reuters | Representational image)

China's rocket debris spurs calls for policies to mitigate space junk

ANI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 08:03 PM IST
The issue of space debris is not new but is expected to grow as more nations build space programmes and more objects are launched into space.
Most debris burns up in the earth's atmosphere before having the chance to crash into its surface but at times, pieces of a large object may hit the earth.(NASA)
Most debris burns up in the earth's atmosphere before having the chance to crash into its surface but at times, pieces of a large object may hit the earth.(NASA)

'Out of control' Chinese rocket debris to crash into earth this weekend

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2021 09:12 AM IST
According to a statement from Defense Department spokesperson Mike Howard, the Chinese Long March 5B rocket is expected to enter earth's atmosphere around May 8.
This handout photograph released by Northwestern University on June 5, 2019, shows a vertical slice of a black hole alignment as scientists on unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet seen, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter.(AFP)
This handout photograph released by Northwestern University on June 5, 2019, shows a vertical slice of a black hole alignment as scientists on unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet seen, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter.(AFP)

40-yr-old black hole mystery solved

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2019 12:22 AM IST
Coming fresh on the heels of the first ever photo of one of the giant objects, which are scattered across the Universe, astrophysicists are now several steps closer to understanding how they form and develop.
NASA to resume cooperation with ISRO after ‘guidance’ from White House(PTI)
NASA to resume cooperation with ISRO after ‘guidance’ from White House(PTI)

NASA to resume cooperation with ISRO after ‘guidance’ from White House

Washington | By Yashwant Raj
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 10:47 PM IST
Bridenstine wrote that he made clear then that space debris was a “serious issue” for the United States and its was a shared responsibility of all nations operating in space.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the success of Mission Shakti, India’s anti-satellite missile capability, in New Delhi, March 27, 2019(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces the success of Mission Shakti, India’s anti-satellite missile capability, in New Delhi, March 27, 2019(PTI)

The A-SAT test restores the India-China strategic balance

By Kanwal Sibal
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2019 06:31 PM IST
India has work ahead to do in developing non-kinetic ASAT technologies that China too is pursuing, as well as ABM technologies
US state department spokesperson Robert Palladino did not echo or endorse the NASA official and repeated the state department’s first response to the testing.(ANI)
US state department spokesperson Robert Palladino did not echo or endorse the NASA official and repeated the state department’s first response to the testing.(ANI)

US state department refuses to echo NASA’s criticism of ASAT test

New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2019 08:52 PM IST
NASA had termed it a “terrible, terrible thing” to create an event that sends debris into an apogee that goes above the International Space Station.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on Wednesday announced that India successfully test-fired an anti-satellite missile by shooting down a live satellite.(PTI)

‘Terrible thing, India’s ASAT satellite test created 400 pieces of debris’: NASA

Washington | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 05:28 PM IST
As a result of the Indian test, the risk of collision with the ISS has increased by 44 percent over 10 days, Bridenstine said.
Monday’s mission comes six days after India test-fired an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile in the Mission Shakti operation, which had left around 300 pieces of debris in the low earth orbit.
Monday’s mission comes six days after India test-fired an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile in the Mission Shakti operation, which had left around 300 pieces of debris in the low earth orbit.

ISRO puts intel sat in orbit with 28 others

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Weighing 436 kg, the main payload was the India satellite EMISAT, which has been designed for electromagnetic-spectrum monitoring and will be used for intelligence gathering.
US studying India anti-satellite weapons test, warns of space debris(PTI)
US studying India anti-satellite weapons test, warns of space debris(PTI)

US studying India anti-satellite weapons test, warns of space debris

Miami | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Speaking to reporters in Florida during a visit to the U.S. military’s Southern Command, Shanahan said the United States was still studying the outcome of a missile India said it launched at one of its own satellites.
Experts said the GSAT-6A (pic) might take 18-19 hours to orbit the earth once and if the satellite has lost ground control, then it will be drifting towards the east.(PTI/File photo)
Experts said the GSAT-6A (pic) might take 18-19 hours to orbit the earth once and if the satellite has lost ground control, then it will be drifting towards the east.(PTI/File photo)

GSAT-6A satellite could become space debris if link not established: Experts

Indo Asian News Service, Chennai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 05:00 PM IST
ISRO suspects the failure of power systems in the satellite led to loss of communication link.
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