‘Irresponsible’ Indian space missions dangerous for ecosystem: Fawad

Published in Pakistan Today
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ISLAMABAD: Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday warned that irresponsible Indian space missions are posing a threat to the entire ecosystem.

Taking to Twitter, Chaudhry urged international organizations to take serious notice as “India is becoming a huge source of space debris”.

India’s Vikram lunar lander, which crashed on its final approach to the Moon’s surface in September, has been found thanks in part to the sleuthing efforts of an amateur space enthusiast.

NASA made the announcement on Monday, releasing an image taken by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) that showed the site of the spacecraft’s impact (September 7 in India and September 6 in the US).

A version of the picture was marked up to show the associated debris field, with parts scattered over almost two dozen locations spanning several kilometers.

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