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US joins effort to draw up space ‘code of conduct’

I’ve seen a couple of articles on this.  It boils down to the fact that the US is critically dependent on satellites for its warfighting abilities, and anything that constrains its ability to protect those satellites (and kill an enemy’s satellites) is probably not going to be acceptable.  Other than that, yeah, we’d like everybody else to play nice in space.


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Chances for satellite fuel depot get smaller

Dangit.  One of the two companies that was trying to create a satellite repair-and-refueling system has had its funding mostly taken away.  This sucks, because building our orbital infrastructure is really ****ing important if we want to actually do anything in space, besides send a couple of people or robots to other planets, and when I first heard about these guys this past fall I was really hoping it might be a sign of things to come.  Ah, well, economics trumps everything, I guess…

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