Building the Architecture for Sustainable Space Security: Conference Report 30-31 March 2006

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United Nations Publications UNIDIR, 2006 - Political Science - 160 pages
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Participants at the conference discussed the current threats posed to the peaceful uses of outer space, both from the impact of technological developments and of political/military decisions. They compared those threats with the potential for developing a rules-based approach for ensuring space security, such as a code of conduct, space asset security and debris mitigation. The conference also considered the role of international instruments in enhancing space security, whether through the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space or the Outer Space Treaty. The discussions also touched upon the possible development of confidence-building measures in outer space through various means and the implications of such measures on a future ban on space weapons. The conference concluded with a debate about the role of public awareness and advocacy in influencing governmental policy and decision makers.
 

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Contents

Chapter
1
Chapter
11
Developing confidencebuilding measures
16
The role of nonstate actors in outer space security
31
ASATs and horizontal proliferation
45
Chapter 6
61
a flexible
73
Costs
80
Chapter 9
93
Space support for terrestrial military operations
99
Chapter 10
107
The Outer Space Treaty and enhancing space security
113
Rescue agreement reprise
127
Chapter 14
145
Acronyms
159
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