Re: India ASAT test today?

From: Marshall Eubanks via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 07:24:56 -0400
On 2019-03-27 04:54, satcom ops via Seesat-l wrote:
> This " may"  relate in as much as the danger zone could give an
> indication as to the orbit targetted although I can't find a specific
> time for the event....which would then give a good idea of the
> satellite destroyed.
> 
> https://i.imgur.com/AYMhKBj.jpg

This fits nicely with this from Dr Marco Langbroek
‏ _at_Marco_Langbroek on Twitter

I agree with _at_DutchSpace: 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:
_at_SSC_NL @nktpnd @planet4589

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2qSHW2WsAUbcL1.jpg

Regards
Marshall Eubanks

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> Best wishes
> 
> John
> 
> 
> On 27/03/2019 08:01, Sean Sullivan via Seesat-l wrote:
>> 
>> There are media reports that India conducted an ASAT test within the 
>> past 24 hours.  Are there indications of what satellite was targeted, 
>> and what the debris cloud is like?
>> 
>> Example article:
>> 
>> https://thediplomat.com/2019/03/indian-prime-minister-announces-successful-anti-satellite-weapon-test-in-national-address/ 
>> In a surprise, unscheduled national address on Wednesday, March 27, 
>> Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country had 
>> successfully carried out its first-ever anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon 
>> test.
>> 
>> The test, codenamed Mission Shakti, took three minutes and destroyed a 
>> target satellite at an altitude of 300 km, in low-Earth orbit (LEO), 
>> Modi said. He applauded Indias Defense Research and Development 
>> Organization (DRDO) for realizing the capability.
>> 
>> Modi underscored that with the test, India was among four countries 
>> with a demonstrated anti-satellite capability. The other three 
>> countries are the United States, China, and Russia.
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