Senator Rubio Advocates for Space Debris Sanctions

Believes call to action against ASATs not enough.

After President Biden’s administration announced its commitment to ban the testing of anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida released a statement calling for more than just a ban. Senator Rubio outlined the agenda of his proposed bill the DEBRIS Act, which if passed would bring sanctions against any county whose actions create “any human-made, Earth-orbiting object or fragment of an object that is nonfunctional.”

“I am glad the Biden Administration is calling attention to the national security risks, but it will take more than naming and shaming Moscow and Beijing to change their behavior,” Senator Rubio stated. “There needs to be accountability and consequences.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Senator Rubio as he advocates for accountability in space.
  • For the president and his administration to be discerning in their approach to space policy.
  • For cooperation amongst the nations who are utilizing space for satellites and other functions.

Sources: The Hill, Reuters


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