A powerful enough laser beam could blind spy satellites.
Build a powerful enough laser, and you can shine it into space. Aim it well, and you can blind satellites.
The International Space Station is a great example of how space has, for the most part, been a peaceful and collaborative international arena.
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Activities in space today are far more numerous and complicated compared to 1967, before humans had landed on the moon or Elon Musk had been born. Two experts explain the need for better laws to keep space peaceful.
If a satellite is destroyed, the debris fans out in orbit and poses serious threats to other satellites or crewed spacecraft.
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Russia destroyed one of its old satellites during a successful test of an anti-satellite weapon. A space security expert explains what this weapon was and the dangers of the expanding debris field.
Potential conflicts in space over resources can be prevented by a commitment to peaceful collaboration.
As the space race is resumed, and expanded to include private corporations, it is more important than ever to lay the groundwork for peaceful collaboration.
Nothing to stop high energy weapons being deployed in orbit around Earth.
Australia is playing a major role in developing legal guidelines that would govern how any war in space is played out. The authors of MILAMOS hope the manual is never actually required.