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India was hit by a satellite to call myself a space power. Now its fragments threaten the ISS

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The authorities have said that everything will burn in the atmosphere for 45 days.

Experts found that 41 companion chip, downed India's anti-satellite missile, it is still in orbit. Half of them went up to the orbit of the ISS and began to threaten the astronauts on the station. This was reported edition Independent.

According to the astronomers from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, three months after the destruction of the satellite in orbit is still 41 out of 400 fragments. Indian authorities have argued that all the debris will burn in the atmosphere for a few weeks, but experts believe that it will take about a year.

Thus astronomers found that 24 fragments reached the height of the orbit of the ISS, which is 408 kilometers above the Earth. The NASA called the destruction of the satellite "unacceptable" threat to the station crew.

The agency can track just enough large pieces of apparatus with a diameter of 10 centimeters and it is unknown how many more pieces are smaller in size around. The head of NASA Jim Braydenstayn also said that such actions "are not compatible with the future of human space flight."

On the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India said that the missile tests conducted in a low orbit, to ensure that no threat of debris. The authorities have also argued that in the case of debris, it will return to Earth "for a few weeks."

India was hit by its own satellite into space on March 27. Prime Minister Narendra Modi then called it a "great success" and noted that India has affirmed its right to be called "space power".

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