Satellite-killer not a one-off, India working on star wars armoury
NEW DELHI: After successfully testing an anti-satellite (ASat) missile last month, India is now also working to develop other counterspace capabilities like directed energy weapons (DEWs) and co-orbital killers as well as the ability to protect its own satellites from electronic or physical attacks.
“We are working on a number of technologies like DEWs, lasers, electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and co-orbital weapons etc. I can’t divulge the details, but we are taking them forward,” said DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy on Saturday. The A-Sat missile that destroyed the Microsat-R satellite, at an altitude of 283-km in the low-earth orbit (LEO) on March 27, was a “directascent, kinetic kill” weapon. It’s “feasible” to target multiple satellites with multiple launches of the three-stage interceptor missile, which can go up to 1,000 km into space," said the DRDO chief.
A coorbital weapon, in turn, is basically a satellite equipped with some explosive, weapon or DEW device, which is first put into orbit and then later manoeuvred to target the enemy satellite. Apart from these kinetic kill weapons, other ASAT weapons like lasers jammers, EMP and high-powered microwaves are being rapidly developed by China, which first tested an A-Sat missile against a LEO weather satellite in January 2007.
Trying to play catch-up, sources say India’s long-term aim is to develop A-Sat weapons against satellites in both LEO and GEO-synchronous orbits as a credible deterrence against emerging threats to its growing spacebased assets. “Conversely, EMP hardening of our satellites and sensors, apart from other measures, can be done to protect them from our adversaries,” said a source.
"There is a plan to launch mini-satellites on demand for the armed forces if the main satellites are targeted,” said a source. DRDO for long has also been running programmes on a wide variety of DEWs like high-energy lasers and highpowered microwaves capable of destroying aerial and ground-based targets, but whether they can be successfully developed into A-Sat weapons remains to be seen.
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Jai Hind - 16 hours ago -Follow
In the nations larger interest, DRDO officials need not open its mouth too much. There was no need to declare this
Regular Guy - 15 hours ago -Follow
China is shocked to learn the amount of satellite India has launched in Past 5 years. Credit must got to BJP, for improving communication for both Military and Civilians.
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India should forget Pakistan (they are doomed) and develop parity with China at all levels (economy, industrialization, technology, defence, manufacturing, etc). China was a backward country 30 years ago. Look at them now. India has the same (or better) opportunity. Seize it.
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Not many people know that Narendra Modi is a highly experienced astronaut.
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In order to make a country strong it has to achieve basic four most important factors i.e., 1) Strong Economy 2) Strong Defence forces 3) Unity and 4) Able political leadership with a vision to take forward the country. It appears that the present Govt. is working in this direction to lead the country.
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Pakistan you just focus on tomatoes. This satellite thing is not your cup of tea. Jai hind.
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India has progressed Unlimited under modi go nment, Congress should be ashamed of themselves
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Mohan K - Hyderabad - 13 hours ago -Follow
This is one more applause for the Modi go nment for giving sweeping powers to our scientists to protect our satellites from the enemy attack.
Archit Aprameyan - Bengaluru - 8 hours ago -Follow
On one hand, we have a visionary like Modi who is helping India develop space weapons and into a futuristic, powerful nation, and on the other hand we have the small-minded opposition headed by Congress who can''t think beyond loan waivers, charity and appeasement politics. It is time we made the right choice for the sake of our nation.
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CORRUPT CONGRESS led by SONIA, RAHUL DOES NOT AND NEVER BELIEVED IN NATIONAL DEFENSE. IN LAST 60 YEARS OF CORRUPT CONGRESS RULE, GOVT. NEVER TRIED OT INDIANISE THE DEFENSE INDUSTRY. BUYING FRO ABROAD TO COLLEC THE kickbacks.
Mohan Kumar - Bengaluru - 11 hours ago -Follow
Welcome to the club DRDO. One more State Owned enterprise shed the laggard tag under Modi. Ordnance Factory should be revamped too