Union Minister of State for Space Jitendra Singh, referring to the space debris that fell to the ground in Gujarat, said that India may need to take a look and consider revisions to the existing international clauses regarding space. He said, “Recently debris from a Chinese satellite was seen falling over Gujarat. This may be because they recently made a lot of launches. We have some international clauses regarding space in place that may need revision as we and the world move ahead.”
Singh was speaking after inaugurating ‘Isro System for Safe & Sustainable Operation’ (IS4OM) in Bengaluru. This facility is expected to help India in achieving its space situational awareness (SSA) goals. According to ISRO officials, this initiative
Singh was speaking at the inauguration of ‘Isro System for Safe & Sustainable Operation’ (IS4OM) in Bengaluru. This facility is expected to help India in achieving its space situational awareness (SSA) goals. According to ISRO officials, the IS40M is a system aimed at maintaining the safety and sustainability of the space environment, while reaping the benefits of sustainable utilization of outer space for national development.
Talking about the facility, Singh said, “This multidomain awareness platform will bring prompt, accurate, and efficient information on on-orbit collision, fragmentation atmospheric re-entry risk, space-based strategic information hazardous asteroids, and space weather forecast.”