Space's rules of the road

At outer space code of conduct talks in July, the Canadians tried to walk the narrow line between the BRICS and American positions.

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The launch of Minotaur IV with a Space-Based Space Surveillance satellite, used by the US Department of Defense to track objects in orbit.
Paul Meyer
Published: Friday, 08/28/2015 1:24 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 09/01/2015 7:07 pm EDT

There were many nicer places to spend the last week of July than a windowless conference room at the UN HQ in New York, but that was the venue for a gathering of over 100 states (including a Canadian delegation headed by Ms. Heidi Hulan of DFATD) to consider a proposed International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities.

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