Promoting Space Exploration while discouraging missile proliferation: the role of the Hague Code of Conduct

On 8 May 2018, in cooperation with UNIDIR, the FRS organised a seminar at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on « Promoting Space Exploration while discouraging missile proliferation: the role of the Hague Code of Conduct »

Welcoming remarks

Dr Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
Dr Renata DWAN, Director, UNIDIR
Mr François RIVASSEAU, Special Envoy for Space of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

The ‘HCoC’: what role in promoting the peaceful use of space?

Moderator: Ms Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research fellow, FRS
Presenters:

  • Amb. Marek SZCZYGIEŁ, Ambassador at large, Security Policy Department, MFA of Poland, HCoC Chair 2017-2018
  • Mr Sebastien MORANTA, Coordinator of Studies, European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)
  • Dr Robert GERSCHNER, Head of Immediate Central Contact (Executive Secretariat), Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria

Key issues:

  • Contribution of the Code to international security, including the field of space
  • Being a subscribing state: commitments and benefits
  • Day-to-day implementation of the Code
  • Impact of the Code on national space development

From missile to launcher, and back again? Proliferation and dissemination in the field of space

Moderator: Mr Daniel PORRAS, Space Security Fellow, UNIDIR
Presenters:

  • Dr Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
  • Mr Tal INBAR, Head of the Space and UAV Research Center, Israel’s Fisher Institute for Air and Space Strategic Studies
  • Dr Markus SCHILLER, ST Analytics GmbH

Key issues:

  • Theoric and empiric studies of double-use of launcher technologies
  • Launchers and Missiles: case studies