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Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan

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  • November 10, 2020
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Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) Missile installed inside the DRDO Bhawan

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security

In news

  • Recently, Defence Minister inaugurated a model of an anti-satellite missile at the DRDO Bhawan. 
  • The anti-satellite missile system is seen as a symbol of national technological advancement

Important value additions 

  • ‘Mission Shakti’ was India’s first ever Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Missile Test successfully conducted on 27th March 2019 from Dr AP J Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha.
  • A fast-moving Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) was neutralised with pinpoint accuracy.
  • This was a highly complex mission, conducted at extremely high speed with remarkable precision.
  • The successful conduct of Mission Shakti made India the fourth nation in the world with the capability to defend its assets in outer space.

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