Nuclear Weapons and Space Weapons


Wednesday, December 10 2008 - 12:00 pm, PST
Special Panel: Pete Worden, Pavel Podvig and Will Marshall

Our panellists will present three 15 minute technical and scientific presentations on standard space and nuclear weapons capabilities and effectiveness, national requirements and intentions, existing conventions and potential future agreements, followed by 15 minutes for questions and discussion. All discussions will be on unclassified or declassified material.

Pete Worden will give a briefing on United States, Russian, Chinese and other nations postures on weapons in space, nuclear and non-nuclear, (from pistols in Soyuz capsules on up to Star Wars) how they have evolved, why they have worked so far and how he sees them working in the future, and how they can best be shaped in the future. Will Marshall will talk about space agreements of the future and Pavel Podvig will talk about the arsenals of different nations.

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