Space Weaponization and Future Threats of Satellite Nuclearization
Recent days, space technology notched up to pinnacle of research and development work. It controls various aspects of our life, including international communication, online banking, live worldwide broadcasting, navigation, weather forecast and guiding millions of travellers around the world. Moreover, militaries of many countries have used space technology via satellites to guide missiles and develop early warning systems with the aid of Global Positioning Systems. World powers have been utilizing the latest space technologies for military purpose to maintain their supremacy. At the moment, no weapon has been put in the orbit around earth. The treaties signed in the past for the subject matters are not well enough to restrict world powers from initiating a new weapons race. It is a high time for the entire world to take necessary steps to restrict the initiation of this new arms race; moreover it is to be ensured that no nation will initiate similar projects at its own in the name of its “national interest”. It is suggested to conduct researches and debates to bring awareness among masses and policy makers all around the world to consider space weapons and satellite nuclearization as a major threat to humanity and make worldwide policies to avoid it. Global issues, such as to deal with near earth objects (NEO) in space, may force to place nuclear weapon in space, therefore, should be resolved with the consent of all the nations.