Our reliance on space infrastructure means that conflict in space would have global catastrophic consequences. But a recent declaration by the United States provides hope.
Anti-satellite weapons could fill Earth’s orbit with space junk and make it unusable for military and civilian purposes
As Australia’s efforts in space accelerate, we must avoid escalating a cycle of competition and conflict.
A change of government in the USA means less risk of ‘space war’ and more hope for peaceful cooperation.
India, China, the United States and Russia can now precisely target objects in space. But we currently lack appropriate rules and regulations to deal with space weapons.