Report: No U.S. Decision Yet on Adopting EU Space Code

March 9, 2011 at 9:13 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty

Source: NTI

The United States has yet to determine whether it will adopt European Union rules with possible bearing on the use of orbital armaments, a high-level U.S. State Department told Arms Control Today in late February (see GSN, Jan. 28).

A panel of representatives from multiple federal entities has examined the Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, and the group would pursue related dialogue with the European Union upon receiving an administration go-ahead, the insider said on February 23.

The Obama administration should “immediately consult” with relevant Senate panels and other lawmakers on Washington’s possible adoption of the EU code, 37 GOP senators told Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a February 2 letter. More…


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