Research Pages

Chronology Sources

in Program

 

Date

Source

May 26, 1955

R. Cargill Hall, “The
Evolution of U.S. National Security Space Policy and its Legal Foundations in
the 20th Century,” Journal of Space Law 33:1 (Summer
2007), 10. 

http://www.stimson.org/space/pdf/JSL_R_Cargill_Hall.pdf.

May 16, 1956

Hall, 13-16.

October 4, 1957

Paul Stares, The Militarization
of Space: U.S. Policy, 1945-1984
(Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press,
1985), 39; http://www.nytimes.com/partners/aol/special/sputnik/.

January 22, 1958

Hall, 16-18.

June 20, 1958

Stephanie Feyock (ed.), Presidential
Decisions: NSC Documents
(Washington, D.C.: The George C. Marshall
Institute, 2006), 21-54.

December 13, 1958

James Clay Moltz, The Politics
of Space Security
, (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2008), 98; http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/SpaceLaw/gares/html/gares_13_1348.html.

December 12, 1959

Moltz, 102-3 (Note: date and
resolution number in Moltz are incorrect); http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SpaceLaw/gares/html/gares_14_1472.html.

December 17, 1959

Feyock, 55-80.

January 18, 1961

Hall, 18-19.

December 20, 1961

Moltz, 110, 142; http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/gares/ARES_16_1721E.pdf.

May 26, 1962

Feyock, 95;

July 2, 1962

Feyock, 102; http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/frus/kennedyjf/xxv/6025.htm.

July 9, 1962

Feyock, 97; http://www.jfklibrary.org/Asset+Tree/Asset+Viewers/Image+Asset+Viewer.htm?guid=%7BA48C3845-A852-4BE6-ABF4-9E2A142AEFA7%7D&type=Image; Raymond L. Garthoff, “Banning the Bomb in Outer Space,” International
Security
5:3 (Winter 1980-1).

October 17, 1962

Garthoff.

June 10, 1963

http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkamericanuniversityaddress.html

June 21, 1963

Garthoff.

July 25, 1963

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Historical+Resources/JFK+in+History/Nuclear+Test+Ban+Treaty.htm.

August 5, 1963

Garthoff.

September 19, 1963

http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/5181.htm

October 10, 1963

http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/4797.htm

October 17, 1963

Moltz, 141.

December 13, 1963

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SpaceLaw/gares/html/gares_18_1962.html

March 3, 1964

Hall, 22.

August 20, 1964

http://www.intelsat.com/about-us/history/intelsat-1960s.asp.

September 23, 1965

Stares, 101.

April 5, 1966

Stares, 101-2.

June 16, 1966

http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/5181.htm

July 29, 1966

Hall, 22-24.

July 12 – August 4, 1966

Stares, 102.

September 15, 1966

Stares, 102; Moltz, 149, 150.

September 17 – December 7, 1966

Stares, 102.

December 8, 1966

Stares, 102.

January 27, 1967

http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/5181.htm#signatory

April 25, 1967

Stares, 104.

July 12, 1967

Hall, 24-26.

October 10, 1967

http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/5181.htm

April 22, 1968

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SpaceLaw/treaties.html

December 3, 1968

http://www.jaxa.jp/library/space_law/chapter_1/1-2-2-7_e.html

January 20, 1969

http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/5191.htm

November 17 – December 22, 1969

Moltz, 165; http://www.state.gov/t/ac/trt/5191.htm.

July 10, 1970

Hall, 27-28.

July 17, 1970

Hall, 28-29.

October 25 – 28, 1970

Moltz, 165; “Soviet Scientist
Hails Apollo Courage and Skill,” New York Times, 31 Dec. 1968,
quoted in http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4209/ch4-2.htm.

November 15, 1971

Moltz, 166.

March 29, 1972

http://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/research/treaties/space_law/liability/

April 6, 1972

Moltz, 166.

May 26, 1972

http://www.state.gov/t/vci/trty/101888.htm

August 30, 1972

Hall, 29.

September 1, 1972

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SpaceLaw/gares/html/gares_26_2777.html

November 12, 1974

http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/gares/ARES_29_3235E.pdf; Moltz, 29; http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/SORegister/regist.html

July 15, 1975

Moltz, 173; http://history.nasa.gov/apollo/apsoyhist.html.

July 7, 1976

Hall, 30-31.

September 15, 1976

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SORegister/regist.html

January 18, 1977

Feyock, 143-5; http://www.ford.utexas.edu/library/document/nsdmnssm/nsdm345a.htm.

March 9, 1977

Stares, 181.

March 28, 1977

Stares, 182-3; http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/codez/new/policy/prm-23.htm.

March 27 – 30, 1977

Stares, 181; http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ho/trvl/ls/13038.htm.

March 10, 1978

Feyock, p. 153; http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/documents/pddirectives/pd33.pdf

May 11, 1978

Feyock, p. 155-6; http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/documents/pddirectives/pd37.pdf

June 8-16, 1978

Paul B. Stares, “Space and U.S.
National Security,” in William J. Durch (ed.), National Interests and the
Military Use of Space
, (Cambridge, MA: Ballinger Publishing Company,
1984), 40.

October 10, 1978

Feyock, 163-4; http://www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/documents/pddirectives/pd42.pdf.

January 23 – February 19, 1979

Stares in Durch, 40.

April 23 – June 17, 1979

Stares in Durch, 40.

November 16, 1979

Hall, 42-43.

December 18, 1979

http://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/research/treaties/space_law/moon/

August 20, 1981

Nandasiri Jasentuliyana, International
Space Law and the United Nations
, 78; link

November 18, 1981

Hall, 43-45.

July 4, 1982

Feyock, 183-4, 192; http://www.fas.org/spp/military/docops/national/nsdd-42.htm.

August 6, 1982

Hall, 51-52.

December 10, 1982

http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/gares/ARES_37_92E.pdf

March 23, 1983

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/episodes/22/documents/starwars.speech.

May 16, 1983

Hall, 52-54.

May 18, 1983

http://www.fas.org/rlg/051883TLAW_Draft_Treaty_Limiting_ASAT_Weapns.pdf.

August 19, 1983

Marietta Benko, Willem De Graaff
and Gijsbertha C.M. Reijnen, Space Law in the United Nations, 168;
link

January 6, 1984

Hall, 54-55.

March 31, 1984

Stares, 233.

July 5, 1984

http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/offdocs/nsdd142.htm.

July 11, 1984

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SpaceLaw/gares/html/gares_34_0068.html.

February 25, 1985

Hall, 60.

March 12, 1985

http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/abmt/chron.htm.

May 30, 1985

Feyock, p. 236-7; http://www.fas.org/spp/starwars/offdocs/nsdd172.htm.

September 13, 1985

Moltz, 202; http://www.astronautix.com/craft/asat.htm.

February 4 – April 25, 1986

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1309/is_v23/ai_4539742, U.N. Chronicle, August 1986.

December 3, 1986

http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/gares/ARES_41_65E.pdf.

December 27, 1986

Hall, 61-62.

April 16, 1987

http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/mtcr/chron.htm; http://www.mtcr.info/english/partners.html.

December 7-10, 1987

http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/abmt/chron.htm.

January 5, 1988

http://www.globalsecurity.org/space/library/policy/national/policy88.htm.

September 5, 1990

Hall, 75.

February 11, 1991

Hall, 75-76.

July 10, 1991

Hall, 76-77.

March 9, 1992

Hall, 77-79.

December 14, 1992

http://www.un.org/documents/ga/res/47/a47r068.htm

January 3, 1993

Moltz, 234; http://www.fas.org/nuke/control/start2/index.html.

March 9, 1994

Hall, 79-81.

May 5, 1994

Hall, 81-83.

August 5, 1994

Hall, 83-86.

September 14, 1996

Hall, 86-92.

December 13, 1996

http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/gares/ARES_51_122E.pdf

October 17, 1997

http://www.armscontrol.org/act/1997_10/miracloct

October 21, 1997

http://www.armscontrol.org/act/1997_10/miracloct

June 4, 2000

http://cns.miis.edu/opapers/op10/op10.pdf
, 37

December 16, 2000

http://cns.miis.edu/opapers/op10/op10.pdf
, 37

January 11, 2001

http://www.dod.mil/pubs/space20010111.html.

June 28, 2002

http://disarmament.un.org/cd/cd-docs2002.html; see link to CD/1679.

June 26, 2004

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/Galileo%20Report%20Final.pdf

June 9, 2005

http://www.geneva.mid.ru/speeches/36.html

September 15, 2005

http://www.unog.ch/__80256ee600585943.nsf/(httpPages)/b8b81436293bcd6ac1256f5600559bf9?OpenDocument&ExpandSection=4#_Section4; see link to CD/1756

December 1-2, 2005

http://www.unoosa.org/oosa/en/SAP/gnss/icg.html

January 11, 2007

http://celestrak.com/events/asat.asp; http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6276543.stm.

February 12-23, 2007

http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/reports/ac105/AC105_890E.pdf

June 6-15, 2007

http://www.unoosa.org/pdf/gadocs/A_62_20E.pdf

February 20, 2008

http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=11704

December 3, 2008

http://register.consilium.europa.eu/doc/srv?l=EN&t=PDF&gc=true&sc=false&f=ST%2017175%202008%20INIT&r=http%3A%2F%2Fregister.consilium.europa.eu%2Fpd%2Fen%2F+08%2Fst17%2Fst17175.en08.pdf

February 10, 2009

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2023/1

Nov. 27, 2009

http://swfound.org/media/29039/space%20security%20index%202010%20full%20report.pdf

February 10, 2009

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2023/1

March 7, 2009

http://swfound.org/media/29039/space%20security%20index%202010%20full%20report.pdf

May 14, 2009

http://swfound.org/media/29039/space%20security%20index%202010%20full%20report.pdf

November 27,2009

http://swfound.org/media/29039/space%20security%20index%202010%20full%20report.pdf

April 22, 2010

http://www.spacesecurity.org/space.security.2011.revised.pdf

November 3, 2010

http://www.spacesecurity.org/space.security.2011.revised.pdf

January 19, 2011

http://www.defense.gov/home/features/2011/0111_nsss/docs/NationalSecuritySpaceStrategyUnclassifiedSummary_Jan2011.pdf

July 8, 2011

http://www.spacesecurity.org/space.security.2011.revised.pdf

September 24, 2011

http://earthsky.org/space/where-will-nasas-uars-satellite-land

November 11, 2011

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24894611

December 23, 2011

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/12/23/Russian-satellite-crashes-in-failed-launch/UPI-34291324667658/

December 29, 2011

https://www.google.com/search?q=chinese+white+paper+space+2011&oq=chinese+white+paper+space+2011&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j0.2384j0j4&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

January 11, 2012

http://www.spacesecurity.org/SSI2013.pdf

October 10, 2012

http://www.spacesecurity.org/SSI2013.pdf

October 18, 2012

http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/310010p.pdf

October 3, 2013

http://defensetech.org/2013/10/03/chinese-satellite-grabs-another-in-orbit/

November 21, 2013

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/national_space_transportation_policy_fact_sheet_11212013.pdf

 

 

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