Postage Stamp Released On A-SAT

  • A Customized My Stamp on India’s First Anti Satellite Missile (A-SAT) launch was released by Department of Posts on the occasion of Engineers Day.
  • DRDO) successfully conducted an Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile test ‘Mission Shakti’ from Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Island in Odisha on 27th March 2019.
  • A DRDO developed A-SAT Missile successfully engaged an Indian orbiting target satellite in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) in a ‘Hit to Kill’ mode.
  • The interceptor missile was a three-stage missile with two solid rocket boosters.
  • Tracking data from range sensors had confirmed that the mission met all its objectives.
  • The entire effort was indigenous which demonstrated the Nation’s capability to develop such complex and critical missions.
  • With this success, India became fourth nation in the world to possess such capability.