Nasa: India's satellite destruction could endanger ISS

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  • Yahoo fb_fb
    Again it proves fact that Indians got their priorities wrong..
    India is still developing country and doesn’t have enough resources to fix their infrastructure or other problems. What on earth they will get by bombing satellites in space. Space is for exploration ,technology and humanity. All countries should work together at least in space. I hope politicians across the world will understand this fact and allow scientists to collaborate and solve complex space exploration problems.
    Apr 2 5
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      Is it possible for India to invest even ₹1 in some scientific mission without some entitled western “first world” dude commenting “but but they are so poor, shouldn’t they fix their poverty first?”? Do you get a massive high when you make these comments? “Ah. A developing country working on science and technology? Let’s belittle them and boost my insecurity. “?
      Apr 2
    • Yahoo fb_fb
      Nothing wrong about India working on science and technology, if India beats rest of the world sending humans to Mars or Saturn , I will be more than happy to celebrate our humanity’s achievement. However this is destroying something and probably causing problems for other humans.
      Just think space as human not as a Indian or Chinese or American..
      Apr 2
    • Nvidia knwnothing
      As a nation you dont aim growth in one dimension. If India just starts focusing on eradicating poverty, it will still takes decades, and by then it would have lagged so much in technological dept that there would be no coming back. So all developments need to be worked on concurrently.
      Apr 2
    • Nvidia carirchois
      Developing in house will help India break the cycle. Without in house R &D we will have to purchase theae weapons from western superpowers for x times the cost. (Ala rafale)

      Plus it helps stem brain drain as it causes the best to stay back. It simulates economy.( World wars simulated us and European economy).

      I don't see economic problems and scientific development as mutuality exclusive. One can definitely help the other.
      Apr 2
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Priorities are in line with geopolitics . OP sounds like bbc who used to show hungry Indian Children whenever India launched a satellite.

      A lot of money is being spent on social schemes as well. Many don't make headlines.
      Apr 2
  • Tableau krxi15
    It says India is the 4th nation to achieve this feat. Why wasn’t this an issue when the previous 3 did it?
    Apr 2 5
    • Intel DonaldDD's
      Apr 2
    • PTC bGuR03
      It's more than the complacency argument. When nuclear weapons came to the world, the nuclear 5 conducted hundreds of tests, and then when they were satisfied with their arsenals they banned it for the rest of the world and bullied India for half a century. India is just learning from the mistakes of the past.
      Apr 2
    • Yahoo fb_fb
      Two wrongs don't make a right
      Apr 2
    • Tableau krxi15
      Ok, why not the previous disassemble their arsenal and then tell the next ones to not do it since it’s bad.
      Apr 2
    • Intel DonaldDD's
      It’s absolutely the solution, but geopolitical battles will always present strong opposition. We can’t even de-escalate nuclear arms, which is a far more significant and direct danger
      Apr 2
  • PTC bGuR03
    Not saying that I support weaponising the space .. But 50 years of appeasing the nuclear powered nations did not bear any fruits for India. Trump and Xi seem to understand the language of power better.
    Apr 2 2
    • Amazon t27xcy
      What fruit? India's economic problems have nothing to do with being able to shoot down satellites, and its military problem with Pakistan doesn't either.

      This is just nationalistic hype to paper over economic failure.
      Apr 2
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      When did India appease any country?
      Apr 3
  • Amazon t27xcy
    US did its first ASAT test in 1959, Modi thinks this makes him look cool but it just makes him look like a backwards idiot.

    India should try and do something more useful like land a rover on the moon, or some astroid, like China and Japan did.

    But India likely doesn't have the technology to do that, they can only do these 1950s era things.
    Apr 2 9
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      OP I disagree with Modi hogging footage on TV but it's defence mandate , not an exploration project
      Apr 2
    • Tableau krxi15
      Exactly @barclays. Its a defense mandate, not a exploration project.

      What the @amazon and @yahoo don’t understand is this,
      All those developed countries that aren’t doing this is because they have strong alliances and allies that already has this tech and because of their treaties they will benefit from it. India does not have that with anyone. India has to defend itself incase of an war, it needs this tech to shoot down enemy sat. In the region, China has this, which we all know will benefit Pakistan.
      Apr 2
    • Yahoo fb_fb
      @Tableau, I love to argue with misguided and brainwashed people like you.
      Two things about India
      1. India is not worthy enough for powerful countries to invade in 2019 because India doesn’t have natural resources like Russia, USA Canada or middle eastern countries. India was worth invading in 1800 when British ruled India, not now in 2019.
      India does have huge markets and good quality skilled labor because of large population . USA and western companies already have access to Indian markets for their products. For skilled labor, USA and other countries have immigration systems to import skilled workers. Besides that, India has nothing worthy to offer.
      2. Pakistan is too weak and poor for India to worry about it. I don’t think China cares about invading India either.
      Apr 2
    • Tableau krxi15
      Wow, you are so smart and an intellectual, your rents must me so proud.
      Apr 2
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      @yahoo lol
      Apr 2
  • Amazon toxic male
    Poo in loo, not in space!
    Apr 2 3
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      Day of the shake is near 🍌 boy
      Apr 2
    • Microsoft Sexybeast
      Ah. How can there be a post on India without some toxic western shit not mentioning this? Your dad should have just gone to sleep that night. But he didn’t. Now here we are.
      Apr 3
    • Barclays PLC FAANGHNTER
      It's not his Dad's fault. Amazon has no game.
      Apr 3
  • Microsoft T_T.
    Did you even read the full article?
    Apr 2 3
    • PTC bGuR03
      I did. And I also read ten other articles. That's why I am saying that I don't support weaponization of space. I would support an international treaty on banning such weapons. But till such a ban is in place, I fully support India's efforts to develop such weapons.
      What do you expect India to do? Have blind faith in Jared Kushner's middle east policy ? Or have faith in John Bolton?
      America should stop expecting the world to sit back while Trump chants "space force" nonstop.
      Apr 2
    • Microsoft T_T.
      I was referring to OP. I agree with your point already
      Apr 2
    • PTC bGuR03
      Ah. My bad. Thanks for clarifying.
      Apr 2
  • Microsoft h.a.l.
    Looks like a turf fight between Nasa and the Pentagon. Onwards with the space force.
    Apr 2 0
  • LinkedIn ex-fb
    Without looking at the comments, I bet there are a lot of Indians being obnoxious and personally attaching everyone who criticises India.
    It feels like many Indians are very insecure and can’t stand anything unflattering about India.
    And yes, I’m Indian. But an honest one.
    Apr 3 1
    • Amazon bFuY88
      Yup. And they already flagged all the other threads on this topic as if flagging on blind can hide their fuckup
      Apr 3