Civil society statement on outer space security

Ploughshares Space Security

First Committee of the United Nations General Assembly  – Disarmament and International Security Delivered by Cesar Jaramillo, Project Ploughshares – 16 October 2015 Click here for PDF version. Nearly six decades into the space age, it is increasingly clear that the precepts and underlying assumptions of existing space law fall short of addressing the drastically changed reality of outer space …

Meeting the challenge of space debris

Tasneem Jamal Space Security

Author Cesar Jaramillo Published in The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 35 Issue 4 Winter 2014 Click here to download the full report. Space Security Index 2014 is the eleventh annual report on developments related to safety, sustainability, and security in outer space. The definition of space security guiding this report reflects the intent of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty that outer …

How Secure is Outer Space? Assessing the Threat to Space

Ploughshares Space Security

Author Claire Jolly Key activities in everyday life—weather forecasting, global communications and broadcasting, disaster prevention and relief—depend increasingly on the unobtrusive utilization of space technologies. Over the coming decades, space-related applications, such as land-use management, distance education, telemedicine, precision farming, and monitoring of various international treaties, will hold important socioeconomic promise. Assessing space security Factors to consider when assessing space …

Space Security 2013

Tasneem Jamal Space Security

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

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 2011

Tasneem Jamal Space Security

Size: 4MB The physical properties of outer space are distinctly different from the terrestrial environment. Human activities are rarely correctable and could render important parts of space un-useable. While space has become a strategic focus for national security interests, its appeal has also increased for commercial purposes. The distinctions between civil, military and commercial space assets are blurring, creating interdependence …