Outer Space Security: Ethical conflicts hidden in legal and policy gaps

Abstract: Outer space law isn’t well developed; the main treaty dates back to 1967.  As such, it doesn’t account for modern realities (e.g., space debris) and ambitions (e.g., asteroid mining, off-world bases and colonies).  This lecture will explain where the legal and policy gaps are, which are giving rise to ethical problems and can cause misunderstandings and conflicts.


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