Riskier launch operations may hasten the danger of orbital debris.
Russia’s anti-satellite missile test has heightened the risk of dangerous collisions between objects in space. International norms are urgently needed to prevent future tests like this and to keep Earth’s orbits as safe as possible.
The U.S. Department of Defense has outlined new tenets to guide its behaviors in space, potentially signaling a change in how the Pentagon thinks about space.
Three recommended steps for Member States of the United Nations to take in support of norms, rules, and principles of responsible behaviors to reduce threats to space systems and support sustainable uses of outer space.
The failure to manage Earth orbits as a commons undermines safety and predictability, exposing space operators to growing risks such as collisions with other satellites and debris.
Revisions to the U.S.–South Korea missile guidelines open a new era in Seoul’s space ambitions, but their consequences for regional security are limited.
The United Arab Emirates plans a space mission to Mars this week, bolstering the country’s regional power status.