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Space Safety Regulations and Standards by Ram Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton

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Chapter 18 An international Code of Conduct for responsible spacefaring nations

Michael Krepon , Samuel Black

Co-founder, Henry L. Stimson Center

Research Associate, Henry L. Stimson Center

Chapter Outline

  • Introduction…………………………………239

  • The Fundamental Dilemma—Satellites are Essential but Vulnerable…………………………………240

    • Responses to the dilemma…………………………………240

  • The Role of Diplomacy…………………………………241

  • Arguments Against New Multilateral Agreements…………………………………242

  • Russia and China Submit a Draft Treaty Banning Weapons in Space…………………………………243

  • The Stimson Center Draft Code of Conduct…………………………………244

  • Conclusions…………………………………244

  • References…………………………………244

Introduction

Political scientists write about an anarchic system ...

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