Military expropriation of satellites


Unarmed communication satellites and research space stations may be diverted to the purposes of general intelligence gathering and military surveillance or incorporated in early warning and other space defence systems. Expropriation may include arming with a number of devices including nuclear space mines. The expropriation of privately-owned satellites, particularly when ownership may be international, poses unique problems of compensation.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.2019 – 15:18 CEST