No it is not amusing. Infact dozens of satellites share same or similar orbit.
You can have a hundred thousand objects in the same orbit path... as long as they are going in the same direction the chance of a collision is zero because the only way they can collide is if one is moving faster than the other ones... but if something is moving faster than the other ones it will automatically move into a higher orbit and the problem is solved.
The ISS is moved several times a year to avoid collisions... it is not a new problem... it also expends fuel to maintain altitude because sometimes material leaving the atmosphere can slow down objects at those orbital heights and slow them down a little... for trash that means they drop down into a lower orbit and when it happens again they get even slower and eventually they fall back to earth and burn up. It is in much higher orbits where the real problems exist but as you move to higher orbits the orbital ring becomes enormous and room for objects expands enormously.
Its simple math, do a few more such tests and you dont need a space force, since space is unacessible.
You'd think that would make America and other space faring countries do something... but they don't want to do anything that limits their access to space... America will even buy rocket engines from the devil than to lose access to space...
These satellite shootdowns are a joke designed to stroke people with an inferiority complex.
It has obviously pissed off America, and a certain Frenchman here so that makes it good value...
The simple fact is, that shooting down a satellite is a clear sign, that your country isa poor underdeveloped shithole country.
Can't be or the EU would have done it already... but then they can't shoot down satellites which makes them an underdeveloped shithole country that can't even piss off the Americans...
1. Shooting down a satellite is easy. The trajectory and speed is known. Evry country with a functional rocket and computers with the powrlevel of s chool calculator can do this.
If it is easy then you do it. NASA sent men to the moon with shitty analog computers collectively with less processing power than your phone, doesn't make it easy.
2. If India really wanted impress someone, they should have send a rocket up, to catch a debris and bring it down.
You are assuming they didn't want to test a capability and just wanted to impress the world... Fuck the debris... they don't have that many satellites in orbit... the chances of it hitting Indian satellites is very very low.
So congratz India. You went back to something USA, France, Canada, Japan, Russia, China, UK and Italy could do since the 60th.
Americas militarisation of space means an anti satellite capability is going to becomes a must... only a matter of time before the Russians test their S-500 on satellites, though they might also test technology to clean up the debris at the same time... but when they do you can bet your ass the EU will feel the need to test an anti satellite weapon too.
Sofar first surveys show that at least 6500 fragments larger than a pencil eraser were created.
Good. If the pinnacle of human achievement is the west in general and the US in particular we should not be allowed to leave the planet...