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Quote:Wed, 27 Mar 2019 09:09:21 +0000
the launch site was Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam Island which ties in with the image posted.
Quote:Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:24:56 -0400
the most likely target of India's #ASAT test was Microsat-r (2019-006A). My analysis shows the test must have happened near 5:40 UT when the sat was moving northwards towards Abdul Kalam:
Quote:3:02 AM - 27 Mar 2019
MICROSAT-R, in a 260 x 282 km, 89.9 deg orbit. Would have been ascending over NOTAM area at ~0530 UTC, within the 0430-0830 UTC window. It should have been operational, facilitating tracking.
https://i.imgur.com/8y2fvpj.jpg ; https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2qDHCfWwAsimgp.jpg
▲ 3. Target satellite MICROSAT-R on 27 March 2019 at 5:36 UTC
Quote:Indigenous ASAT Beyond India's Capability
In recent years, Russia has resumed the deployment of Cold War era-type anti-missile system, upgraded to the A-135 anti-ballistic missile system, and still uses hydrogen bomb anti-missile.
The Soviet Union and Russia can't develop KKV anti-missile. It shows the technical difficulty of direct kinetic collision and killing. This shows once again that the conventional explosion-killing satellite is not feasible.
This is because, assuming that the speed of the anti-missile missile is 8 kilometers per second, the warhead to be struck is also 8 kilometers per second. In fact, the relative speed is added up to 16 kilometers per second, that is, the sum of the speeds of the two sides is 16 kilometers per second (equivalent to 48 times the speed of sound).
This speed is far faster than the explosion of explosives, and even the world's most powerful non-nuclear explosive.
With new generation of explosives such as CL-20 with 10 times the explosive power of TNT, the blasting detonation speed is only 9600 m/s, far less than the speed of 16,000 meters per second when the anti-missile missile and the incoming warhead meet.
It is impossible for the anti-missile missile to explode in front of the incoming nuclear warhead. The explosion speed of the explosion cannot catch up with the speed at which the warhead and the target are added.
The most effective anti-ballistic missile system is the direct collision and destruction, which is the KKV direct collision system, but this system is extremely difficult, and even Russia can not do it.
It’s hard to believe that India’s gap between India and Russia in space technology is well known. How is it possible?
Kinetic interceptor collisions with satellites and missiles are very difficult technologies, thus many “faked” tests in the United States.
Simply put, it adopts the "left-hand claps own right-hand" approach, setting beacons on both anti-missile missiles and target missiles. Just like children playing cat and mouse games, the mouse shouts "I am here, I am here !".
This is impossible in real combat situation. Will any real intercontinental ballistic missiles be set up with a beacon to let you know its flight parameters?
Top US scientists have urged the Congress to no longer allocate funds for ground-based missile defense systems, saying that the system could not achieve defense against real attacks. In a letter, they said that the fund should be cancelled before the system can prove its capabilities in simulating real-life tests.
India does not have a complete industrial system. It is a country where bullets are imported, and its indigenous-development research ability is extremely poor. It took decades to develop a tank and a fighter. The military rejected the self-developed fighter. Like the Arjun tank, it was discovered that it could not be loaded by train because it was too wide. Almost all of India's aircraft, missiles, artillery, and tanks need to be imported. It is hard to believe that India can develop a world-class technology such as KKV that is so sophisticated.
Currently, only the United States and China can use Kinetic Kill Vehicle to intercept ballistic missiles. Europe, Japan, and Russia can’t do it.
In October 2018, the Indian Express reported that India recently launched a supersonic anti-missile interceptor and successfully shot down a simulated ballistic missile at a height of 15 kilometers above the Bay of Bengal. India particularly emphasizes that the maximum flight speed of the anti-missile is 4.5 Mach. This Shakti Mission Anti-satellite missile requires a speed of 8 km/s or Mach 24 according to common sense. From last year to this year, the progress needed is so huge, that the probability is unlikely.
Quote:Arrow-3 Could Be Adapted for Anti-Satellite Role
November 9, 2009
Israel’s planned Arrow-3 high-altitude ballistic missile defense system could relatively easily be adapted to destroy Iranian spy satellites if and when Tehran manages to deploy high-resolution orbiting vehicles, military space experts here say.
renewed calls here not only to protect Israeli assets in space, but also to deny space-based intelligence collection by enemy states.
The agile, exoatmospheric, hit-to-kill Arrow-3 interceptor being developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) of Lod, Israel, and Chicago-based Boeing Co. is inherently multirole, and could be adapted, if needed, for A-Sat roles, said retired Maj. Gen. Yitzhik Ben-Israel, chairman of the Israel Space Agency.
Quote:IRNSS Invincibility against Anti-satellite Missiles
August 25, 2015
Most importantly IRNSS satellites are placed in High Earth Orbit (HEO) at a height of 35,786 kilometres. It has strategic importance when considering anti-satellite missiles. It makes IRNSS
out of range of solid-fuelled intercontinental missiles and makes it a more challenging task for liquid-fuelled launch vehicles to reach this strategic height. At this height it can be easily traced by Indian government in order to take necessary actions as per the situation.