On March 31st, ESPI researcher Mathieu Bataille took part in a French-speaking workshop organised by the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) on the topic of the Hague Code of Conduct (HCoC). The HCoC is a non-proliferation instrument on ballistic missiles that also contains specific measures related to space launch vehicles.

Mr. Bataille gave a presentation addressing the link between the HCoC and the development of space programmes and focused on three specific aspects:
• The inherent duality of the space sector
• The multiplication of new actors, in particular in the micro-launcher field, in the frame of the New Space trend (how to implement the HCoC in such an evolving environment?)
• The increasing importance of the military dimension of space (could the HCoC serve as a model to regulate behaviours in this field?)


The HCoC and the development of space programmes (in French)


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