The International Code of Conduct and Space Sustainability
Outer space security is generally construed as a security challenge of the future. However, in reality, it poses itself as a clear and present danger already. Space security and sustainability of outer space have thus begun to assume a new currency in the international discourse on global security, at least within a smaller community. Yet there are no effective outer space regimes in place. There is an effort within this backdrop to write new rules of the road for outer space activities. This has been driven primarily by the fact that the number and types of players in this domain are changing dramatically and that outer space has become crowded, congested and contested.