On Tuesday, Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology, once again raised red flags regarding India’s reckless space missions.
The Minister urged international organizations to take notice of the debris in the space caused by India’s space missions.
Fawad took to twitter to warn the world about the consequences of debris Indian space missions are generating.
India is becoming a huge source of Space debris, irresponsible space missions of India are dangrous for whole eco system, needs serious notice by Int organizations
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) December 3, 2019
NASA Locates Vikram’s Debris on Moon
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), a NASA’s robotic spacecraft orbiting Moon, has located the debris of India’s Vikram lunar spacecraft.
LRO has released images of Vikram’s impact that shows debris stretching over several kilometers with parts scattered on more than 2 dozen locations.
— NASA (@NASA) December 2, 2019
In September, the Chandrayaan2 Vikram lunar spacecraft crashed moments before landing on the Moon’s surface.
NASA Criticizes India on its Anti-Satellite Test
In March, India conducted an anti-satellite test by shooting down one of its satellites through a rocket.
While India was celebrating its anti-satellite test, NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, termed the entire activity as a “terrible, terrible thing.”
According to NASA officials, the debris of the destroyed satellite poses a huge danger to the International Space Station and its six-member crew.
Bridenstine said that NASA located more than 400 pieces of orbital debris generated after the Indian anti-satellite test. Around 60 pieces were 10 cm long capable of wrecking significant damage to the International Space Station.