I see criticism of the article but no one has answered to the fact that when it states China is unable to enter into these accords due to US political will alone then it is perfectly correct.
Taking the example of France which is my home country, CNES ' Jean-Yves Le Gall was everywhere last week in the media singing the praise of the Artemis program to the Moon and speculating when Thomas Pesquet would walk there. So I would not be surprised that France signs the Artemis Accords. Maybe some European countries are just waiting for the outcome of the election.
Quote from: hektor on 10/21/2020 01:20 pmTaking the example of France which is my home country, CNES ' Jean-Yves Le Gall was everywhere last week in the media singing the praise of the Artemis program to the Moon and speculating when Thomas Pesquet would walk there. So I would not be surprised that France signs the Artemis Accords. Maybe some European countries are just waiting for the outcome of the election.I doubt that they are waiting for the election. Bridenstine spoke of a second round later this year. The current administration will be in place, at least until the inauguration date which is on January 20th 2021.
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He also mentioned Australia but said that he couldn't disclose their contribution to Artemis for now.
In the Tribunal’s view, the ordinary meaning of “due regard” calls for the United Kingdom to have such regard for the rights of Mauritius as is called for by the circumstances and by the nature of those rights. The Tribunal declines to find in this formulation any universal rule of conduct. The Convention does not impose a uniform obligation to avoid any impairment of Mauritius’ rights; nor does it uniformly permit the United Kingdom to proceed as it wishes, merely noting such rights. Rather, the extent of the regard required by the Convention will depend upon the nature of the rights held by Mauritius, their importance, the extent of the anticipated impairment, the nature and importance of the activities contemplated by the United Kingdom, and the availability of alternative approaches. In the majority of cases, this assessment will necessarily involve at least some consultation with the rights-holding State.
Espinasse [from ESA]: ESA is not a regulatory agency, that's up to each of our 22 members. They have quite different ideas about use of lunar resources, eg. General consensus on need for disc at intl level, but diff on how to develop these rules. Disc at UNCOPUOS is unavoidable.#VBS2020
Gold-we look forward to a robust discussion at COPOUS, hopefully at Legal Subcommittee in April. [COVID permitting]
The US isn't the only country that interprets the 1967 Outer Space Treaty as allowing ownership of space resources. Luxembourg, the UAE, and now Japan have a similar interpretation.Space resource utilization is a component of the Artemis Accords.Japan is moving forward with legally allowing ownership of space resources along with the US, Luxembourg, the United Arab Emirates.Expect to see continued momentum for this legal interpretation as more countries explicitly or implicitly agree.
Scientific American - "Do NASA's Lunar Exploration Rules Violate Space Law?"https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-nasas-lunar-exploration-rules-violate-space-law/
I have several issues w this @sciam, e.g. there is no 'acquisition' of safety zones; #ArtemisAccords were not 'dictated' but result of bilateral discussions; the accusation that signatories are 'complicit in hollowing out the OST' is unfounded #spacelaw
Ukraine’s space agency says it’s signed the Artemis Accords, making it the first beyond the original set of eight countries to join.