The Monocle Minute: Space Invaders

As featured in The Monocle



Though there are guidelines in the Outer Space Treaty, which outline that all lunar expeditions “will be used exclusively for peaceful purposes”, Stickings notes that anti-satellite weaponry could feasibly be placed there in future. The US in particular will be watching closely. “It’s not an outright assumption of aggression,” she says. “But if China has the capability to create a base on the moon, that is going to be a cause for security concerns.”