Pentagon Tentatively Endorses Code of Conduct in Space

April 14, 2011 at 10:01 am | Posted in Space Law, Space Law Current Events | Leave a comment

by Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz with the blog faculty
Source: Space News

by Peter B. de Selding
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The U.S. Department of Defense has tentatively concluded that a European code of conduct for spacefaring nations is consistent with U.S. interests and likely will be adopted by the U.S. government, a senior Pentagon official said April 13.

Gregory L. Schulte, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, insisted that no decision has been made on adopting the code of conduct, which is a gentlemen’s agreement-type of document that has no force of law.

“The administration has made no final decision,” Schulte said here during the National Space Symposium. “But our preliminary assessment finds that it is a positive approach.” More…

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