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International law concerning outer space is developing at a steady pace since humankind’s first step towards space exploration in 1958with the launch of Sputnik 1 and Explorer 1. Since then, space is a growing area of political and economic significance. While significant steps by the...
This paper situates the ongoing debate and recently changing political narrative around the fundamental principle of “peaceful purposes” as enshrined in the Outer Space Treaty. The origins and evolution of the meaning of peaceful purposes are discussed. Further, the paper advances arguments on...
Space is a warfighting domain. States around the world are proliferating technologies for space warfare. The design concept of an inflatable spherical solar power satellite, known as the Power Star, revolutionizes space warfare. The Power Star offers a variety of dual uses with both commercial...
Asteroid and comet collisions present low-chance, high-impact risks for the Earth. As such, it is unlikely that space powers will invest into capabilities aiming at the development of new deflection technologies leaving planetary defense with two readily available methods – kinetic impactor and...
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