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NASA: INDIA MISSILE TEST COULD THREATEN ISS

Nasa has called India's destruction of a satellite a "terrible thing" that could threaten the International Space Station (ISS).

The space agency's chief, Jim Bridenstine, said that the risk of debris colliding with the ISS had risen by 44% over 10 days due to the test.

However he said: "The international space station is still safe. If we need to manoeuvre it we will."

India is the fourth country to have carried out such a test.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the test - Mission Shakti - with great fanfare on 27 March, saying it had established India as a "space power".

In an address to employees, Mr Bridenstine sharply criticised the testing of such anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons.

He said that Nasa had identified 400 pieces of orbital debris and was tracking 60 pieces larger than 10cm in diameter. Twenty-four of those pieces pose a potential risk to the ISS, he said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Neither India, nor the world, is really more safe, after the explosion of this rocket.

What would make India, and the region, more safe, would be a massive marathon set of meetings with Pakistani officials,to ratchet down the tensions here, and give the people of Kashmir, the very -long awaited referendum on its status.

Of course....those actions would be logical.

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