Tracking space security: Are we ready to go live?

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The Canadian government sponsored a First Committee side event on 18 October in cooperation with the Space Security Index (SSI), titled “Tracking Space Security: Are We Ready to Go ‘Live’?” The event featured the release of the latest SSI report, Space Security Index 2016, which tracks annual developments and long-term trends related to the security of outer pace, and provided …

News Release: Ready for crisis in outer space?

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An annual assessment of the security of outer space warns that a crisis is looming if we do not constrain the use of force in outer space. Space Security Index 2016 tracks developments and activities in 2015 related to four indicators of the security of outer space – environmental sustainability, access to and use of space, technologies for space security, …

Space Security 2013

Tasneem Jamal

Space Security is an annual report on trends and developments related to security and outer space. Actions and developments related to space security are assessed according to nine indicators: the space environment; space situational awareness; space laws, policies and doctrines; civil space programs and global utilities; commercial space; space support for terrestrial military operations; space systems protection; space systems negation; and …

Space Security 2012

Tasneem Jamal

Space Security is an annual report on trends and developments related to security and outer space. Actions and developments related to space security are assessed according to nine indicators: the space environment; space situational awareness; space laws, policies and doctrines; civil space programs and global utilities; commercial space; space support for terrestrial military operations; space systems protection; space systems negation; and …

Report Outlines Trends and Developments in Space Security

Tasneem Jamal

A newly issued study provides a comprehensive source of data and analysis on space activities and their cumulative impact on the security of outer space. Space Security 2010 is an appraisal released by the Space Security Index, an international research consortium that aims to improve transparency with respect to space activities and to support the development of national and international …

New Report Examines Space Security Issues

Tasneem Jamal

A newly issued study provides a comprehensive source of data and analysis on space activities and their cumulative impact on the security of outer space. Space Security 2009 has been jointly released by Project Ploughshares and Secure World Foundation on behalf of the Space Security Index, an international research consortium. This is the sixth annual report on trends and developments …

How Safe is Space? New study spotlights anti‐satellite and space debris risks

Tasneem Jamal

Anti‐satellite weapons and space debris are increasing threats to the security of outer space. This a key finding from the just released Space Security 2008, a study issued September 21 by Project Ploughshares, which coordinated and published the report. While space debris caused by routine space operations is an issue, the fragments spewed out into space from China’s January 2007 …

Space Security 2008—Preview

John Siebert

Authors Jessica West and John Siebert Autumn 2008 Volume 29 Issue 3 For the full Space Security 2008 report, click here. Space Security 2008 is the fifth annual report on trends and developments in space, covering the period from January to December 2007. It is part of a wider Space Security Index (SSI) project that facilitates dialogue among space experts on …

Chinese Anti-Satellite Test

Tasneem Jamal

Media Release: 23 January 2007 The Space Security Index 2006 provides important background information on the recent Chinese destruction of one of its own satellites. The SSI is a fact-based annual assessment by international experts on developments in space. It works from a definition of space security as “sustainable access to and use of space and freedom from space-based threats.” …

Space Security 2006

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Author Sarah Estabrooks The Ploughshares Monitor Autumn 2006 Volume 27 Issue 3 For the full Space Security 2006 report, click here. Space Security 2006, the third annual report of the Space Security Index project, was published in July 2006. The report is the product of Spacesecurity.org, a research consortium that includes the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, the International Security …