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.
A U.S. official in recent weeks has publicly said for the first time that the process for negotiating an international code of conduct that would establish rules for behavior in outer space has failed.