First time in history: Earth and Mars negotiating space boundaries

For the very first time in the universal history, Planet Earth will send its delegation to Mars to negotiate its space boundary. Following a fatal incident taking place last month around overlapping space area causing death of 150 people and 120 Martians, the United Nations Agency for Solar System Affairs (UNASSA) took an immediate action. The delegation is the first to establish in Planet Earth to deal with space boundary between Planet Earth and its neighbouring planets. The mission is to establish space boundary with neighbours by advocating the need of people in Planet Earth pursuant to the Universal Convention on the Law of the Space (UCLOS) established about two decades ago.

The signatories to the convention are growing in numbers and Planet Earth is among the first few planets to ratify. A universal tribunal has also been established pursuant to UCLOS, consisting of 101 Judges elected from different planets representing around 40 galaxies in total. Even though the judges were elected from particular planets, they serve the tribunal in their personal capacity. The tribunal, which is called the Universal Tribunal for the Law of the Space, is based in Planet Tau Ceti. The building is made in such a way to accommodate judges from different planets with significant differences in biological properties. Due to expensive cost to maintain the universal building liveable to many creatures from different planets, most of the time judges work from their home planet and work collaboratively through inter-galactic telecommunication network. It seems that time and space travel has yet to be enhanced to make the collaboration possible and effective. Teleconference is by far viewed as the most possible solution for intergalactic interaction.

Despite the authority UTLOS has in relation to dispute resolution among planets in the universe, Planet Earth and Mars decided not to bring the case to the UTLOS. Andi Arsana, one of the members of the delegation, asserts that the United Nations of Planet Earth views that bilateral negotiation is the best way to resolve the issue. Arsana added that in bilateral negotiation, anything is possible. We have more space to improvise and it means we have better chance to get what we want. On the other hand, if the case is to be submitted to UTLOS, we may lose control over the case and we will have to accept whatever the tribunal decides. “We do not want that to happen and we have to make sure we adequately debate all relevant issues before reaching any solution.”

When asked about the incident, Arsana told the Earth Times that the incident actually took place in an overlapping area between Planet Earth and Planet Mars. We have declared our claim a few years back and it seems that our claim is not accepted by Mars. They also made their own claim which overlaps with ours. The recent incident, he added, was the worst in history with a large number of casualties. This reminds everybody in the planet that settling space boundary is very important. And it is now urgent since we do not want more casualties.

Arsana is optimistic that the delegation will do a good job in negotiating the space boundaries. “Our delegation is solid and it consists of the best people we have on Earth. Not only are the members extraordinary with their legal and technical knowledge in intergalactical law of the space, but they are also tough negotiators. The most important thing is they have been long known as the Defenders of the Earth.” When asked about possibility to win the case, Arsana said briefly that “the best people are sent to negotiate and we expect no less than the best”. While being optimistic about the negotiation, Arsana, who is also known as a technical expert, declined to explain what method to be used to define the space boundaries. “We will see the best option suitable for both parties. One thing for sure, we have agreed on coordinate system that we are going to use to define the four dimensional boundaries between the two. Simple speaking, the space boundary is like a wall between two floating balls, which are Earth and Mars, the position of which will be dynamic in nature, pursuant to UCLOS.” As for positioning technology on how to define the location of boundary points, Arsana stated that “we are offering our own technology, which is Cakra Premiera, a combination of previously established positioning System on Earth such as Global Positioning System, Glonass, Galileo, Beidou and others.” As widely known Cakra Premiera was brilliantly developed in South East Asia for the last ten years and has become the mostly-used positioning technology, the popularity of which is even more than the old and less accurate GPS.

Before departing to the space shuttle launcher, Arsana made his last comment that the delegation members are holding big responsibility in their shoulder for the good of Planet Earth. He asked media to support with whatever they can and not to make things much more difficult with aggressive news coverage. He also reminded The Earth Times readers that today is the April Fools Day of 2012 🙂


Author: Andi Arsana

I am a lecturer and a full-time student of the universe

12 thoughts on “First time in history: Earth and Mars negotiating space boundaries”

  1. wahahaha… lha kok dibawahnya ada april mop nya.. wahahahaha

    cerita fiksi yang kemudian membayangkan kita ama negeri tetangga.
    yang nggak nguwatin tuh lakonnya itu jhe….Pak Arsana.. wehehehehe

    (mungkin ini pertama kali menjelajah blog ini… lha wong taunya jg dari tautan RSGIS jhe..hehehehe)

    matur nuwun nggih Pak.

  2. Hahhaaahaa… Bliii.. You’re the multitalent lecturer I’ve ever known… Buat ngakak tengah malam :D… Aprill mop 🙂 but it’s really a good story..

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