At present, if the Indian government, for instance, wants to carry out technological experiments in outer space, it is at risk of condemnation from the general public, containment by powerful nations, and being restrained by international space law. The world’s space powers are in a race to carry out technological experiments in outer space. It is thus important for them to determine how to flexibly conduct fruitful experiments that advance their interests while maintaining international cooperation. This paper analyzes the main means used by countries to deter India from carrying out experiments in outer space as well as the negative effects of such experiments. To identify ways to circumvent the constraints of international space law and the pressure of public opinion, the authors propose countermeasures to deal with various problems that might arise in this context. The aim is for space powers to act in a responsive and efficient manner to assuage public opinion, accord with international law, and pursue their interests when carrying out technological experiments in outer space.
杨 帆,董正宏,陈进军,王俊锋.印度外空技术试验受到的压制、影响及其对策研究[J].国防科技,2021,42(2):43-46；YANG Fan, DONG Zhenghong, CHEN Jinjun, WANG Junfeng. The suppression, influence and countermeasures of India outer space technological experiments[J]. National Defense Technology,2021,42(2):43-46复制