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Global Regulations: Rules of the Road for Space

May 2009

Via Satellite

Only a few months before a defunct Russian Cosmos satellite smashed into an operational Iridium satellite, the Council of the European Union was debating a draft Code of Conduct for outer space activities designed to avoid such collisions and their resulting debris.

If ever put into practice, this code could perhaps spur greater cooperation to avoid such mishaps in the future.

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