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The Space Preservation Treaty (SPT) is a proposed international treaty from October 2, 2001 to ban space weapons in whole, an expansion on part of the Outer Space Treaty, which bars States Parties to the Treaty from placing nuclear weapons or any other weapons of mass destruction in orbit of Earth, installing them on the Moon or any other celestial body, or to otherwise station them in outer space. The Treaty would establish a peacekeeping agency to monitor outer space and enforce the ban on space-based weapons.[citation needed] Its U.S. national companion, the Space Preservation Act, was introduced for the fourth time to the United States House of Representatives by Congressman Dennis Kucinich on May 18, 2005.[dated info]

History

The Institute for Security and Cooperation in Space, co-founded by Dr. Carol Rosin and Alfred Webre, initiated the Treaty.[when?] It has received support from over 274 NGOs and from various Canadian politicians, including Hon. Paul Hellyer, a former Minister of Defense, and Svend Robinson, a former Member of Parliament.http://www.thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=1500

The United Kingdom government believed outer space controls were linked to ground based proliferation issues, and progress would be easier if each issue was approached separately on its merit rather than taking a comprehensive approach. The Fissile Material Cutoff Treaty is an appropriate next step.[1][full citation needed]

While no country has yet signed the Treaty,[citation needed] only the City of Berkeley and a few municipalities in Canada.[2][full citation needed]

See also

References

External links

it:Trattato per la Preservazione dello Spazio

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