Unusual Behavior in GEO: SJ-17

Unlike most objects in the geostationary belt, Chinese satellite SJ-17 has made a series of orbital maneuvers, widely varying its position in GEO. Use this interactive data repository to discover SJ-17’s movements over time.

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Assessing Threats to Space Systems

Space is simultaneously a powerful enabler for the United States and a critical vulnerability. U.S. national security space systems are vulnerable to a wide range of threats, ranging from cyberattacks and jamming to direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles. CSIS’ Space Threat Assessment 2018 and the Secure World Foundation’s Global Counterspace Capabilities provide assessments of the open-source […]

Time4:30pm - 6:00pm
LocationThe Center for Strategic and International Studies

Space Threat 2018: China Assessment

Arguably the fastest rising power in space, China has made rapid progress in developing both its space and counterspace capabilities. The country has tested direct-ascent ASAT weapons, on-orbit robotics, and remote proximity operations. Reports indicate that China is also developing and testing directed-energy and jamming technologies.

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