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
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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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U.S.-China Competition in Outer Space

In this podcast, CSIS experts Todd Harrison and Dr. Zack Cooper along with Secure World Foundation’s Dr. Brian Weeden talk about the changes in the space domain since the end of the Cold War and China’s expanding capabilities, describe how the proliferation of space technology has impacted other countries in the Indo-Pacific, and assess the implications for international cooperation in space exploration.

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