Interesting articles are often published in the Space Review. In the following opinion piece dated July 30, 2018, Babak Shakouri Hassanabadi takes a quick look at whether or not International Law is compatible with the ‘Hey-don’t-we-need-a-Space-Force?’-announcements made by president Trump.
The question is interesting because the general public often believes the Space Treaties are all about making Space a non-militarized environment that can only be used for peaceful purposes. The beginning of an answer, as always, is more intricate and accurately indicates that even rail-guns, nukes and other military technology can be deployed in space … under certain conditions and depending on your goals.
We highlight the article, because what space is and will be in the future is a subject dear to our heart and business activities. Especially, we do not want to exclude any technological option, as long as it can be put to good -as in exclusively peaceful- use.