DRDO says that all low earth satellites are in reach of ASAT Missile
Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said that the anti-satellite (ASAT) test, Mission Shakti, conducted in the month of March is a “deterrence capability” and the missile can cover all satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). LEO was chosen based on simulations with the primary objective being to minimize debris. It was intentionally done at 280 km altitude so that debris decay fast It also said that the guidance and control algorithm has been developed to do interception at 1,000 km above the earth. The test covered all LEO satellites, including those for military use. DRDO also reported that NASA is continuing its cooperation with India, including in the manned mission to space.