Advocates for the peaceful uses of space decry India’s successful test to destroy an orbiting satellite.
Pentagon asks for big increase to develop orbiting missile defenses.
U.S. Officials Hint at Militarizing Space
U.S. Space Force to Cost Billions
The effort still faces questions about funding and the risks of pursuing space-based defenses.
But the Trump vision faces legislative hurdles.
Trump Weighs Creating a ‘Space Force’
On October 10, the international community commemorated the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Outer Space Treaty. This landmark instrument codified the foundation of outer space law and established the shared objective of maintaining space as a realm of peace.