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NASA claims Indian satellite creates new dangers for astronauts aboard ISS

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Washington: The head of NASA Tuesday branded India’s destruction of one of its satellites a “terrible thing” that had created 400 pieces of orbital debris and led to new dangers for astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Jim Bridenstine was addressing employees of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration five days after India shot down a low-orbiting satellite in a missile test to prove it was among the world’s advanced space powers.

Not all of the pieces were big enough to track, Bridenstine explained. “What we are tracking right now, objects big enough to track — we’re talking about 10 centimeters (six inches) or bigger — about 60 pieces have been tracked.”

 

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The Indian satellite was destroyed at a relatively low altitude of 180 miles (300 kilometers), well below the ISS and most satellites in orbit.

But 24 of the pieces “are going above the apogee of the International Space Station,” said Bridenstine.

“That is a terrible, terrible thing to create an event that sends debris at an apogee that goes above the International Space Station,” he continued, adding: “That kind of activity is not compatible with the future of human spaceflight.”

 

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“It’s unacceptable and NASA needs to be very clear about what its impact to us is.”

The US military tracks objects in space to predict the collision risk for the ISS and for satellites.

They are currently tracking 23,000 objects larger than 10 centimeters.

 

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That includes about 10,000 pieces of space debris, of which nearly 3,000 were created by a single event: a Chinese anti-satellite test in 2007 at 530 miles from the surface.

As a result of the Indian test, the risk of collision with the ISS has increased by 44 percent over 10 days, Bridenstine said.

But the risk will dissipate over time as much of the debris will burn up as it enters the atmosphere.

 

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Deepika, Sara, Shraddha in NCB net, being questioned in drugs case

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Hours after Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone appeared earlier than the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs case, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan additionally arrived on the workplace of the drug legislation enforcement company for questioning, on Saturday. Shraddha arrived on the NCB workplace right here round 11.45 a.m. whereas Sara got here at 12.15 p.m. on the NCB workplace in Ballard Pier space right here. Deepika’s former supervisor Karishma Prakash additionally joined the probe on the NCB visitor home in Colaba space right here for the second day.

Shraddha, daughter of Bollywood veteran actor Shakti Kapoor has been summoned for questioning after her alleged chats with Sushant’s former supervisor Jaya Saha got here to the fore through the NCB probe. According to NCB sources, Shraddha is prone to be quizzed if she allegedly procured drugs from Saha or another sources. The NCB may also ask for whom she procured the CBD oil and who the ‘SLB’ in her alleged chat was.

Shraddha, who starred in “Chichhore” with Sushant may be queried on how lengthy she knew the late actor and whether or not they reportedly joined any social gathering or gatherings the place drugs have been consumed.

She could also be requested to throw gentle on whether or not she ever went to the Pawna Resort the place the alleged events have been mentioned to be hosted by Sushant.

Besides, the NCB had final Wednesday additionally despatched summons to Sara for questioning.

Sara is the daughter of Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, and he or she had starred with Sushant in “Kedarnath”.

The NCB sources mentioned that Sara might be requested concerning the drug consumption by her, the place and the way she allegedly procured it, and many others.

During a tv interview Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty had claimed that the late actor began smoking marijuana through the taking pictures of the blockbuster movie “Kedarnath”.

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Earlier this morning, Deepika Pahukone arrived on the NCB visitor home for questioning after she was summoned for questioning on Wednesday.

Deepika is the daughter of badminton icon Prakash Padukone and is married to actor Ranveer Singh.

She has been requested to affix the probe as her alleged chats along with her former supervisor Karishma Prakash discussing drugs got here to the fore.

Deepika might be quizzed why she requested Karishma to convey drugs on the Koko Club in October 2017 and for a way lengthy she was consuming the drugs.

The NCB may also ask her if she sought the drugs for her personal consumption or for another person, who paid for it, how, and many others.

After Rhea, these three actresses are the largest ones to have come underneath the NCB radar, which is trying to unravel the alleged drug nexus in Bollywood for the reason that previous practically two months.

The NCB has additionally questioned Bollywood actor Rakul Preet Singh on Friday for over 4 hours after her identify got here to the fore in the alleged chats.

The NCB has registered a case after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) registered a case of cash laundering into the demise of Sushant after which discovered the alleged chats of drugs on the telephones of Rhea, her brother Showik and Sushant’s home supervisor Samuel Miranda.

The ED wrote to NCB to probe the drug case. After registering the case, the NCB questioned a number of individuals and arrested Rhea, Showik, Miranda, Sushant’s private workers Dipesh Sawant and 16 others.

The NCB has additionally questioned Sushant’s former supervisor Shruti Modi, Dharma Productions former govt producer Kshitij Prasad Ravi, Kwan Talent Management Agency CEO Dhruv Chitgopekar, famous producer Madhu Mantena Varma and a number of other others in the case up to now.

Besides the NCB, the CBI and the ED are probing the separate instances into the demise of Sushant. Sushant was discovered useless on June 14 in his Bandra’s Mont Blanc Apartment.

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