ASAT Ban Aimed at Presenting US as Defender of Sanctity of Space Which It Surely is Not

Published by Sputnik News, 20 April 2020 Vice President Kamala Harris announced on 19 April Washington's commitment to a ban on anti-satellite missile testing (ASAT) while visiting Vandenberg Space Force Base and called upon others to jump on the US bandwagon. What's behind the Biden administration's space initiative? "I would

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Watery graves: Should we be ditching big spacecraft over Earth’s oceans?

By Leonard David, Published by Space.com, 7 March 2022 It's a form of pollution, after all. With increasing regularity, Earth's oceans are the drop zones for incoming leftovers from space.  For decades, Russian Progress resupply spacecraft loaded with tons of waste from the International Space Station (ISS) have been intentionally

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Can Space Tourism Co-exist with Space being turned into a War Zone?

By Karl Grossman, Presented at the Space Tourism: Legal Dimensions Conference, 29 January 2022 The push to turn space into a war zone could spell goodbye to space tourism. The space tourism drive that is underway, led by billionaires Jeff Bezos with his Blue Origin company, Richard Branson and his

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An F-15 jet launches an anti-satellite weapon in a test.

Anti-satellite weapons are creating space hazards. Here’s a way to limit the damage

By Aaron Bateman, Published by Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 21 January 2022 As companies and countries clamor to launch satellites and manned spacecraft, space is getting ever more crowded. And because satellites play increasingly important roles in military operations, multiple governments are developing anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons. But debris generated

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