USA space agency to continue cooperation with ISRO

USA space agency to continue cooperation with ISRO

In his address, Reddy said India has shown ground-based direct hit deterrence capability, which works for the defence too.

DRDO Chief GS Reddy said, "Space has gained importance in the military domain".

Some of the debris has already decayed. "All necessary permissions were taken", Reddy added.

India's recent test of anti-satellite (A-SAT) missile has been termed as "a awful, bad thing" by NASA chief Jim Bridenstine, who said that it is estimated that the risk to the ISS has increased by 44 per cent over the last ten days. The challenge in the mission is the hit to kill mechanism which has to be very very good.

He also clarified that a test done on 12 February was not an ASAT test, but a ballistic missile that was used to take out an electronic target - in response to media reports that the 12 February test was also an ASAT test that failed. To this, Reddy responded, "The debris won't cause a problem to any existing global space assets". The Assistant secretary of Defense for global security and homeland defense, Kenneth Rapuanoin response to Heinrich's doubt on the code of conduct supported by DoD on space matters, said that Pentagon was having worldwide discussions on the use of anti satellite weapons. "We don't need any more tests at this orbit now", though he did not rule out the option of conducting more tests in the future.

"Mission of this nature after a test is conducted can't be kept secret".

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The DRDO chief hinted that, with many prospective space weapon systems in development, the government might soon form an Aerospace Military Command. He explained that the satellite is tracked by many stations across the world.

All critical technologies for the ASAT test were developed indigenously. The idea began around 2014 and development started in 2016 with a go-ahead from the government.

Speaking about the reports of a failed test in February this year before the actual test, Reddy said, "DRDO has been regularly conducting some tests with electronic targets". India has the capacity to hit target up to 1000 km and the test was intentionally held at a lower height. We are against arms raised in space.

"If you are talking of the United States, we have a response from four-five U.S. agencies". The USCIS, said, it will next determine if it has received a sufficient number of petitions to meet the 20,000 H-1B visa US advanced degree exemption, known as the master's cap. Statement by the USA state department is the U.S. official position. On Thursday, Bridenstine had reportedly promised to continue its cooperation with the Indian Space Research Organisation.

Only three other countries - the US, Russia and China - have anti-satellite missile (ASAT) capabilities.