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Behavioral norms in space: The US government is seeking a new international agreement on military activities in space to reduce the potential for conflict. She wants to present the draft of a new international agreement of conduct in spring 2022. This emerged from the first official meeting of the National Space Council of the Biden administration on December 1st. Among other things, Washington advocates a temporary end to the testing of anti-satellite weapons (ASAT).

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The LRDR radar during the construction phase (source: MDA)

Vice President Kamala Harris, who chairs the US Space Council, cited the November 15 Russian ASAT test as an example of the need for an expanded international code of conduct. "Without clear standards for the responsible use of space, there are tangible risks to our national security as well as to global security," said Harris. Jake Sullivan, security advisor to the President, reiterated the request, pointing out the risk of unintentional conflict development due to the increasing military use of space.

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