The Outer Space Institute is pleased to publish the International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Testing, the second Open Letter coordinated by the OSI. This letter urges the UN General Assembly to take up consideration of a treaty that would prohibit conducting debris-generating anti-satellite weapon tests. The need for such a treaty is driven by very rapid growth in the number of satellites in orbit.
The letter with an appended list of early signatories is available HERE.
The International Open Letter on Kinetic Anti-Satellite (ASAT) Testing is now open for additional signatures.
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