India adding to space debris, Fawad says after Chandrayaan-2 failure

Islamabad: Fawad Chaudhry on Sunday went forward with his criticism of India’s space activities accusing New Delhi of “adding into space debris”, a day after Indian mission to make soft landing on the Moon failed.

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In a tweet, the minister said, “Endia is adding into space debris, ealrier “Mission Shakti” failed and now “Chandrayaan”, irresponsible attitude of #ModiSarkar from region to space is disastrous for the world,Galaxyies and the planet is a delicate business politicians must not be allowed to play foolish gimmicky.”

To corroborate his claim the Science and Technology minister also shared a link to a foreign media report titled “More than 50 pieces of debris remain in space after India destroyed its own satellite in March “.

According to report that appeared in “The Verge”, by destroying one of its own satellites in space, India is posing a small but potential threat to other functioning spacecraft that might pass close by.

“It’s possible that some of this debris could stay in orbit for a full year before falling back down to Earth,” the report quoted space trackers as saying.

India´s space program suffered a huge setback Saturday after it lost contact with an unmanned spacecraft moments before it was due to make a historic soft landing on the Moon.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought to comfort glum scientists and a stunned nation from the lunar program´s command centre in Banglalore, saying India was “proud” and clasping the visibly emotional mission chief in a lengthy bear hug.

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