Post Tagged with: "Outer Space Development"

Advancing an International Space Code of Conduct

Advancing an International Space Code of Conduct

There is no side-stepping the need to hold both state and non-state actors accountable for their behaviour in space. Transparency and confidence building measures are the key practical tools for a successful framework.

Geopolitical Challenges to Implementing the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

Geopolitical Challenges to Implementing the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities

After a failed effort by the EU in 2011, the international community will once again take up the issue of a Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities at the UN in October. Diverging national interests threaten to derail the talks.

Space Warfare: a 21st Century Battleground

Space Warfare: a 21st Century Battleground

The USA is not the only power with key interests in outer space, and will have to pander to other sensitivities in the future. Russia, China, the EU and commercial actors are prevalent in their discussions. We must ask the questions who are we defending from, and to whom are we going to deny the access of space?

Outer Space Development: Including Everyone in the Process

Outer Space Development: Including Everyone in the Process

The first phase of outer space development has already taken place, involving satellite telecommunications industries, television, cell phones, the Internet and a multitude of goods and services linked to these space technologies. The vast majority of people around the world still think of outer space as an elite field for government astronauts and scientists. So, why not expose more people to outer space development?

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