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The draft resolution on Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures in Outer Space, submitted by Russia and China, was approved late on Thursday by all 192 members of the UN First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).
"The unanimous support of this resolution indicates that the conditions have been created to use this treaty as a basis for opening talks in the near future on a legally-binding agreement banning the deployment of weapons in outer space," said Viktor Vasilyev, a deputy head of the Russian delegation in the First Committee.
The document envisions, in partic
This is quite amusing. I like the spin on this. My question is don't they already have these devices and weapons in space? I'm pretty sure that both the Russians and the US already have their cold war arsenal up there already
A Russian reality check on space weapons
"Our country is interested in including limitations not only on the number of nuclear warheads, but also on the number of their delivery vehicles in the new arms reduction treaty. We also stand for maintaining the ban on the deployment of strategic weapons, offensive and defensive, outside national borders, the prohibition of any kinds of offensive weapons in space
But Dvorkin drew attention to past Soviet-era space weapons. “One might remember Soviet anti-satellite spacecraft that were capable to close in on unfriendly satellites and kill them,” he said. These were space-to-space combat systems, operating from orbit — unlike other anti-satellite weapons, such as a U.S. system that involved basing a missile on Earth and firing it into space. The Soviet system, considered a genuine space weapon, had the potential to operate anywhere in near-Earth space that its booster rockets could send it.
The bigger question is why is it being brought up in the first place? What can the UN do about it?
The fact of the matter is that we have visitors here to this planet via elsewhere. It is absolutely foolish to weaponize space based on this fact alone.
Nay, this is an example of these countries trying to make it be known that they don't want weponization in space. Because it could potentially piss the aliens off.
Either way, Von Braun said that this would happen. Weaponization of space. "After they have blamed the terrorists, they will blame aliens as a reason to weaponize space."
For starters, he has become the first President of the United States to talk about he possibility of an alien invasion from outer space, and he has done so not once or twice but in three speeches.