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Author United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research. Conference (6th : 2007 : Geneva, Switzerland)

Title Celebrating the space age : 50 years of space technology, 40 years of the outer space treaty : conference report, 2-3 April 2007 / UNIDIR
Published New York ; Geneva : United Nations, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 227 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Sputnik and Russia's outer space activities / Vladimir Putkov -- The Outer Space Treaty : then and now / Sergey Barsanov -- China's space activities : present and future / Xu Yansong -- Peace in space : building on the Outer Space Treaty / Gérard Brachet -- Current CD developments regarding PAROS / Paul Meyer -- Space security : perspectives of developing countries / Hewa Palihakkara -- Alternative approaches for ensuring space security / James B. Armor, Jr. -- Putting current space militarization and weaponization dynamics in perspective : an approach to space security / Kiran Nair -- Fundamental ways to ensure outer space security : negotiating and concluding a legally binding iinternationalinstrument / Zhang Ju'nan -- The Treaty on the Prevention of the Placement of Weapons in Outer Space, the Treat or Use of Force Against Outer Space Objects / Anton Vasiliev -- The space security index : changing trends in space security and the Outer Space Treaty / Jessica West -- Developments in ballistic missile deferences / Peter Hays -- "Hit-to-kill" and the threat to space assets / Jefferey Lewis -- Orbital debris produced by kinetic-energy anti-satellite weapons / David Wright -- A code of conduct for responsible space-faring nations / Michael Krepon -- Cooperative management of the space environment / Richard DalBello -- Study on space traffic management by the International Academy of Astronautics / Petr Lála -- The security dimensions of space traffic management / Phillip J. Baines -- A ban on destructive anti-satellite weapons : useful and feasible / Laura Grego -- Overcoming institutional inertia / Rebecca Johnson -- Moving from dialogue to action / Colleen M. Driscoll
Summary This publication contains the proceedings of the 2007 conference on the issue of space security, the peaceful uses of outer space and the prevention of an arms race in outer space. Participants discussed the historical overview of outer space diplomacy and future developments, status of challenges to space security and the creation of an environment promoting space security through creative thinking and confidence-building measures.--Publisher's description
Notes "Celebrating the Space Age: 50 years of Space Technology, 40 years of the Outer Space Treaty is the sixth annual conference held by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research"--Page 4 of cover
"Simons Foundation, Secure World Foundation'--Cover
"UNIDIR/2007/4 Sales No. G.V.E.07.0.8"--Title page verso
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Subject Astronautics -- Congresses.
Astronautics, Military -- Congresses.
Space control (Military science) -- Congresses.
Space law -- Congresses.
Space weapons (International law) -- Congresses.
Outer space -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1435641388 (electronic bk.)
9781435641389 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles 40 years of outer space treaty
50 years of space technology
Fifty years of space technology
Forty years of outer space treaty