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There are restrictions when it comes to weapons in space, but do all countries abide by the rules? Are there countries using arms in space and if so, is a space war likely?
Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (Moon Agreement)
“The Treaty stipulates that exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries, and it shall be the province of mankind.”
Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapon Tests in the Atmosphere, in Outer Space and Under Water
“The Test Ban Treaty of 1963 prohibits nuclear weapons tests “or any other nuclear explosion” in the atmosphere, in outer space, and under water. While not banning tests underground, the Treaty does prohibit nuclear explosions in this environment if they cause “radioactive debris to be present outside the territorial limits of the State under whose jurisdiction or control” the explosions were conducted.”
Soviet Star Wars: The Launch That Saved the World From Orbiting Laser Battle Stations
The Plan to Nuke the Moon and Other Cold War Plots Revealed in Secret Documents
Pentagon Preps New Anti-Satellite Weapons Program
Number of Military Communication Satellites by Country
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