Scotland Says Keep Space for Peace

Over the past decade, both the US and UK governments have designated space as a key focus as military operations increasingly rely on space-based assets for command and control, surveillance, targeting, missile warning and secure communications with forces deployed overseas. In 2019 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) declared that space should be seen as “a war fighting domain” and over the past two years we have seen the setting up of UK Space Command, the publication of a UK Defence Space Strategy outlining how the MoD will “protect the UK’s national interests in space” and the announcement of a portfolio...

Keep Space for Peace Week – The Dangers of Crowded Orbits

Lower Earth orbit (LEO) is becoming dangerously crowded and NASA scientists fear growing space debris and likely cascading collisions in orbit. This, called the Kessler Syndrome, would endanger space activities and the use of satellites which so much technology relies on to function. The Global Network is involved in a legal action to pressure the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to follow the law and conduct environmental impact studies before approving the launching of satellites into space. In 1985-88 there were about 5000-6000 objects in orbit. Currently there are roughly 27,000 human-made objects in space Elon Musk’s Space X has launched...

Rally at Croughton USAF base

USAF Croughton RAF Croughton, Croughton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom

Military Nerve Centre of the US War Machine in the UK Electronic surveillance and satellite communication spy base Saturday October 7th, 12 to 3pm (UK time) Speakers from 1pm: TOM UNTERRAINER - Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament JOHN GITTINGS - former Foreign Affairs editor, 'The Guardian' PETER BURT - Drone Wars UK LINDIS PERCY - activist and founder of the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases We need to make this top-secret base more visible and answerable to the British people. ALready it has been key to satellite direction of wars of resources in the Middle East,...

Keep Space for Peace at Menwith Hill

Menwith Hill NSA Menwith Hill, Nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire

Please join us at the US spy base at Menwith Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK, to mark Keep Space 4 Peace.

Crowded space: why the increasing militarisation of space could risk nuclear war

Webinar

The increasing militarisation of space is contributing to a wider problem: it's becoming dangerously crowded. Currently there are 27,000 human-made objects floating in space, and there are plans for this number to increase sharply. Billions of pounds are being spent by multiple countries – including the UK - on militarising space. This includes satellites, ground-based stations and new technologies such as armed drones, controlled through satellites. Not surprisingly, a crowded space has major implications for security, including increasing the risk of nuclear war. Find out more in this webinar. Chaired by Kate Hudson (General Secretary, CND) with speakers: Mélusine Lebert,...

Resource Mining in Outer Space: Artemis Accords and Beyond

A GLOBAL CONFERENCE ON ‘RESOURCE MINING IN OUTER SPACE: ARTEMIS ACCORDS AND BEYOND’ Jointly hosted by The Center for Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi, USA In association with The Centre for Aviation and Space Laws, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India and The Center for Research in Air and Space Law, Maharashtra National Law University, Mumbai, India We look forward to meeting you and value your contribution to the ongoing success of this annual conference. The purpose of the Conference is to bring together scholars from India and abroad to interact, share ideas and build collegial networks...

GN Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting of the Global Network Against Weapons and NUclear Power in Sapce