U.S.-France Space Debris Data AgreementFebruary 8, 2011 at 9:15 am | Posted in Space Law | Leave a comment
by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty
Source – Yahoo! News:
US, France to sign accord on tracking space debris
– Mon Feb 7, 4:12 pm ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US and French defense chiefs plan to sign a space cooperation agreement on Tuesday designed to help track debris in outer space threatening vital satellites, officials told AFP.
The accord follows the unveiling of a new US space security policy last week that calls for building a network of foreign partners to save costs and deter possible threats to sensitive satellites.
The agreement was aimed at bolstering the sharing of information on congestion and debris in space, US and French officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told AFP. . . . [Full Story]