Peace in Space
U.S. Space Preservation Act
HR 3657 IH
H. R. 3657
To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by prohibiting the basing of weapons in space and the use of weapons to destroy or damage objects in space that are in orbit, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 8, 2003
Mr. KUCINICH (for himself, Mr. HOEFFEL, Mr. CONYERS, and Mr. HINCHEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Definition of Terms in this Treaty
For purposes of this Treaty:
a) The terms ”space” and ”outer space” mean all space extending upward from an altitude greater that 100 kilometers above Earth’s sea level;
b) The term “outer space object” or “space-based object” means any device, designed for functioning in outer space, being launched into an orbit around any celestial body, or being in the orbit around any celestial body, or on any celestial body, or leaving the orbit around any celestial body towards this celestial body, or moving from any celestial body towards another celestial body, traveling or placed in outer space by any other means;
c) The “use of force” or “threat of force” means any hostile actions against
outer space objects or beings in outer space including, inter alia, those aimed at their destruction, damage, temporarily or permanently injuring, normal functioning, deliberate alteration of the parameters of their orbit, or the threat of these actions.
d) The term “space-base weapon” means and includes, without limitation:
(i) any device placed in outer space, based on any physical principle, specially produced or converted to eliminate, damage or disrupt normal function of objects in outer space, on the Earth or in its air, as well as to eliminate population, components of biosphere critical to human existence or any form of life or beings, or to inflict damage on them. A weapon will be considered as “placed” in outer space if it orbits the Earth at least once, or follows a section of such an orbit before leaving this orbit, or is stationed on a permanent basis somewhere in outer space.
(ii) any device in space that is capable of any of the following:
(1) damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on Earth) by–
(A) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object;
(B) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object;
(C) directing a source of energy against that object, including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, directed energy, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation or some other source;
(D) employing magnetic energy in any way, including to propel projectiles; or
(E) employing any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means of damaging or destroying.
(iii) any device placed in space capable of, or intended for, inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a being or a population, or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a being or a population,
(1) through the use of space-based weapons systems using radiation, electromagnetic, sonic, laser, directed energy or other energies directed at individual beings or targeted populations for the purpose of electronic harassment, mood management, or mind control of beings or populations;
(2) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person or being in space;
(3) through the use of any of the means described elsewhere in this Article I(d).
(iv) any device placed in space and intended or mandated as a weapon, including but not limited to the following:
(1) electronic, magnetic, electromagnetic, or information weapons;
(2) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems;
(3) plasma, electromagnetic, magnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons;
(4) laser and directed energy weapons systems;
(5) strategic, theater, or tactical weapons or weapons;
(6) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons; and
(7) weapons originating from Off-planet cultures.
(e) Space-based environmental weapons – The term “space-based weapon” shall also include, and not be limited to:
(i) any weapons system which weaponizes a natural ecosystem in space;
(ii) any weapons system one of whose components is placed in space and one of whose components weaponizes a natural ecosystem such as the ionosphere, upper atmosphere, climate, weather or tectonic systems.
(iii) any weapons systems using ”scalar wave interferometry,” a technology where two or more longitudinal, ultra-low frequency waves are “aimed” at an intersecting point, at which time they interact in a unique way, using this scalar energy to weaponize the Ionosphere (60 – 800 km in altitude), which is in space. Such space-based ”scalar wave interferometry” weapons system weaponizes the Ionosphere in order to carry out the following types of space-based weapons attacks:
(1) SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative) space-based radiofrequency weapon;
(2) Space-based environmental weapon – Weather, climate & earthquake (tectonic) warfare;
(3) Space warfare weapons system;
(4) Space-based Missile defense system;
(5) Space-based scalar energy warfare against land and population targets, including cities, industrial sites, buildings, populations and beings;
(6) Space-based extremely low frequency (ELF) weapon for electromagnetic harassment and mood manipulation of target populations and beings;
(7) Space-based biological and binary weapons system against populations and beings;
(8) Damage or destruction upon a space object, a target population, being, municipality or region on land, air or in space.
(f) The term “being” shall include and not be limited to any human being, animal, and any living being on Earth or in Space.