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Remembering Starfish Prime

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  • July 08, 2024

    Deputy Director General, Manohar Parrikar IDSA, Gp Capt Ajey Lele’s article ‘Remembering Starfish Prime’ has been published in ‘The Space Review’ on 08 July 2024.

    Starfish Prime was a high-altitude nuclear test conducted by the United States on July 9, 1962. It was reported that the blast had disabled some satellites (around two dozen satellites were operational at the time), including a British bird called Ariel 1, the first ever satellite launched by the United Kingdom, writes Gp Capt Lele.

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