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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Under wraps for 31 months, DRDO’s top secret A-SAT mission codenamed ‘Project XSV-1’


India’s anti-satellite (A-SAT) mission was a top secret one, kept under wraps for nearly 31 months to be precise. Only a handful of scientists knew about it, which was codenamed ‘Project XSV-1.’ For the rest of team, it was another BMD (Ballistic Missile Defence) campaign, with some upgrades. None knew that a space strike or a ‘kinetic kill’ was in the offing! The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials were told to maintain ‘top secrecy’ about the project soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave the go-ahead sometime in 2016. There were only six core members who knew what ‘Project XSV-1’ was all about. (The ‘SV’ apparently meant Shakti Vehicle and ‘1’ stood for the first mission.)

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(Posted by Team Billion Beats)

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