Important Facts about Mission Shakti: How it has made our country powerful?

Important Facts about Mission Shakti

Once again India has registered to that moment where the nation is all filled up with utmost pride. With a successful demonstration of an anti-satellite missile, A-SAT India has achieved entry to the country’s most exclusive club of Space superpowers. On 27th March 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made it clear in his announcement that India is none the less as compared to other nations in terms of advancements by stating about the anti-satellite missile A-SAT successfully targeting a live satellite on low earth orbit in just three minutes. Let’s take a look at important facts of A-SAT that can’t be ignored.

  1. Indiahas bagged the title ofthe 4th country to have the specialized and modern capability in Space after US, Russia, and China that. The successful A-SAT test was known as ‘Mission Shakti’.
  2. The test was conducted around 11 am from the Dr. AP J Abdul Kalam Island launch complex in Odisha which was earlier known as the Wheeler Island, Odisha.
  3. During the test, a live satellite was shot down in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) at 300km in space with a motive of minimal debris.
  4. ASAT was part of Ballistic Missile Defence programme (BMD) of India.
  5. Mission Shakti was led by Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) with an aim to strengthen India’s overall security
  6. A DRDO-developed Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Interceptor Missile was set to engage with an Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in a ‘Hit to Kill’ mode.
  7. To read more about such developments
  8. The interceptor missile was a three-stage missile with two solid rocket boosters
  9.  Time taken to complete the mission was 3 minutes.
  10. LEO was chosen to lessen the debris in space.

  11.ASAT shot downed the Microsat-R, an Indian imaging satellite which was launched into orbit on January 24th, 2019 by using a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

  1. According to PM Modi, the aim behind ASAT is not War mongering rather a Peace maintenance.
  2. Critical communication and surveillance capabilities will not be disrupted while shooting down enemy satellites.
  3. Stating right from the missiles, sub-systems, software, sensors, etc all have been developed indigenously by Indian Scientists and team ending up calling it as ‘Desi Baby’.

15.ASAT has been equipped with a range of 1000 plus kilometers.

  1. 100 scientists have worked round the clock to meet this intended date of launch.

 With these objectives and points, India has successfully test fired its First anti-satellite missile under the Scheme of Mission Shakti and registered itself as one of the space superpowers. To know more aspects of ASAT visit

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