It is reported that the US presidential administration is working on a draft international agreement on the extraction of resources on the moon. It will include several partner countries, including, as expected, the countries of the European Union, Canada, Japan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Russia does not appear on the list.
The contract they want to call Artemis Accords (“Agreement of Artemis”). According to him, “security zones” will be created around future bases on the moon. This should help avoid damage from competing countries or companies. Also in the contract there will be rules for the extraction of resources on the moon and the establishment of ownership over them.
It is noted that Russia is not considered as a partner, at least initially. This is due, inter alia, to the position of the Pentagon, which is concerned about the “threatening” maneuvers of Russian satellites.
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