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India Joins The Club Of Space Superpowers With Mission Shakti


India successfully targeted a live satellite on a low earth orbit with an anti-satellite weapon (ASAT), and now the country has officially become an elite space superpower.

But, what exactly is a space superpower?

There has never been a better time to teach children about this term. Countries that have their own anti-satellite missiles and manage to shoot down a lower orbiting satellite are known as Space Superpowers. Russia, China and US were the only countries that had these space capabilities until now, when India knocked down a lower orbiting satellite within three minutes of its missile launch. 

After years of hard work, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully manged to pull off this mammoth task. Mission Shakti enabled this momentous feat!

Even as the whole country continues to celebrate and PM Modi addressed the nation explaining the launch process and the future prospects of this mission, we bring to you a ClipBook to know all about this breaking news.


India A Space Superpower Now

Mission Shakti, which was executed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), marked India's entry into the elite space superpower club that includes other countries like the USA, Russia and China.

Mission Shakti: All About It

Mission Shakti was an experiment carried out by a team of Indian scientists. A missile was launched to hit a targeted live satellite. This mission was completed successfully within three minutes of the missile launch. With this, India now has it's...

India 4th Country To Join The Asat Club

Three major superpowers Russia, US and China had their own Anti-satellite missiles earlier on. After the successful test of Mission Shakti, India becomes the fourth country to join the club.

A Space Defence Initiative

PM Modi, in his announcement to the nation, stated that Mission Shakti is purely a space defence initiative and that it strengthens India's space programme. He further assured the international community that India's newfound capability will not b...

Drdo Given Credit For Mission

With the anti-satellitle mission carried out successfully Prime Minister Modi gave complete credit to the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). He also stated that he was proud to call himself an Indian today!

Top 10 Highlights Of Pm Modi’S Announcement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation said that Mission Shakti was aimed at strengthening India's overall security. This was just one of the top highlights. Read on for more.

Pm's Tweet That Aroused Curiosity

On 27 March 2019, PM Narendra Modi tweeted stating he had an important message to share, which got the whole nation musing over it. Additionally, he requested the general public to listen to his speech on television and radio, which was when he sh...

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