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46, Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space, which was adopted by consensus.
The main purpose of the COPUOS is to review the scope of international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space and for that reason five treaties were concluded under its auspices.
The first space treaties date from the signing of the 1959 UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 that forms the basis of international space law, significantly banning the orbit of weapons of mass destruction but not of convention weapons.
Both parties recognise the mutual benefit to be gained from working together in the exploration and peaceful use of outer space, and this agreement facilitates and strengthens the long-standing relationship between the United States and UAE.
The international community should avoid the mistakes made in the case of chemical weapons and preclude the possibility of weaponizing outer space, she told delegates.
Specific definitions of what physical properties or specific functions an object in outer space contains would be too specific considering all the potential technological developments that might arise.
In October 2009, Iranian Deputy Envoy to the United Nations Eshaq Ale-Habib expressed the country's deep concern over militarization of outer space by the US which may result in a potential arms race.
The US has published tactical guidelines over the past three years on the use of force in outer space, while systems that may be used as orbiting weapons are undergoing rigorous test flights, said Yuri Zaitsev, Academic Advisor with the Russian Academy of Engineering Sciences.
In this paper I am particularly interested in exploring the competence of the EU in the field of space activities, the development of technology capable of transporting large numbers of paying passengers into outer space on a commercial basis, the commercialization of outer space, and the disjunction of space law from international law.
RIYADH: Circumambulating the Holy Kaaba during tawaf may be compared to the planets going round the sun, said Malaysian astronaut Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor, who has been in outer space in 2007.
Economic ministers from Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are expected to agree on outer space cooperation at a meeting later this month, according to a draft document of the meeting.