The MEA further said: "India expects to play a role in the future in the drafting of international law on prevention of an arms race in outer space including inter alia on the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space in its capacity as a major space-faring nation
with proven space technology."
"Over these years, we have become a space-faring nation
," he said.
Under the proposed measure, the PSDUP would be established as the country's strategic roadmap for space development to 'embody' the Philippines' central goal of 'becoming a space-capable and space-faring nation
within the next decade.'
Through these meetings, we aim to strengthen our ambitious national space projects and ensure they are implemented in accordance with the highest international standards, in order to cement the UAE's position as a leading space-faring nation
"Every major space-faring nation
that can track a satellite and launch into outer space has the means to mess up a satellite," space security expert and co-founder of the Stimson Center think tank Michael Krepon told CNBC.
But utilization of commercial or other countries' space assets does not equate to being a space-faring nation
. Space-faring nations
have, to varying degrees, their own capabilities.
But it largely lacks the force of law, since no space-faring nation
has signed it.
For the world's greatest space-faring nation
, this is hard to accept.
He said: "We'll take this opportunity to congratulate you Atlantis, as well as the thousands of passionate individuals across this great space-faring nation
who truly empowered this incredible spacecraft, which for three decades has inspired millions around the globe."
The Bigelow Aerospace official said the UAE could sidestep the exorbitant costs, which hovered between $20million and $80 million per mission, according to conservative estimates, and could also leap over other nations in its quest to become a space-faring nation
. Developing and deploying space hardware will also become cost effective.
As a leading space-faring nation
, the United States remains committed to
It would have a council on which every space-faring nation
or nations otherwise involved with a space would be guaranteed a seat, with limited seats reserved for developing nations.