State Department Seeks to Expand its Space Diplomacy Efforts

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With tensions rising in space, low Earth orbit becoming increasingly congested, and everyday life growing dependent on satellites, the State Department is beefing up its diplomatic efforts involving the final frontier.
In a 25-page document released Tuesday, the State Department outlines what it calls a “strategic framework for space diplomacy,” intended to ensure American leadership in space at a time when China is rising as a space power and the number of countries with space programs is growing. The goals are to “build international partnerships for civil and national security space, promote a rules-based international order for outer space and work to secure the United States and its allies from space-enabled threats.”

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