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Tracking Developments in Counterspace Weapons

Hosted ByCSIS Aerospace Security Project and Secure World Foundation

Please join CSIS’s Aerospace Security Project and the Secure World Foundation as they discuss tracking developments in counterspace weapons. The conversation is on the heels of reports published by each organization, the Space Threat Assessment 2022 and Global Counterspace Capabilities Report.

Time9:00am - 10:30am ET
LocationYouTube Livestream
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Battle Networks: The Three Part Series

Militaries use battle networks to detect what is happening on the battlefield, process that data into actionable information, decide on a course of action, communicate decisions among forces, act on those decisions, and assess the effectiveness of the actions taken. Battle networks are sometimes referred to as the “sensor-to-shooter kill chain” (or just the “kill […]

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Commercial Space Remote Sensing and Its Role in National Security

Over the past two decades, the pace of innovation in the commercial space remote sensing industry has accelerated. The capabilities provided by commercial firms can be used to complement government space systems across a wide range of national security missions and fill in gaps in capabilities where the U.S. government has lagged. The challenge for […]

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Dancing Lights in Space: How to Manage The Risks of Satellite Close Approaches in Geostationary Orbit

  Both commercial satellite operators and governments are increasingly concerned about uncoordinated close approaches of their satellites by others in space, particularly in the geostationary belt where many valuable commercial and national security satellites reside. The Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF) are […]

Time10am - 12pm ET
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When Elephants Fight in Space

There is an insightful African proverb that says, “When elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.” The same can be said for when states launch kinetic anti-satellite tests that produce harmful clouds of debris. Not only do these destructive tests—such as the Russian Federation’s missile test on November 15—undermine a sustainable space environment for all, but as the commercial […]

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The ASAT Prisoner’s Dilemma: Making the Case for U.S. Leadership and a Unilateral Moratorium on Kinetic-Energy Anti-Satellite Testing

On the 15th anniversary of the first post-Cold War kinetic-energy ASAT test, it’s time for the U.S. to take a stance    two RAND researchers structured the fundamental tenets in game theory of what later became known as “The Prisoner’s Dilemma” – a description of a situation in which two perfectly rational actors, ignorant of […]

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Understanding the Intersection between Commercial Space and National Security ISR Needs

Please join the Aerospace Security Project on Tuesday, November 16th at 2pm ET for a conversation on the ISR needs of both commercial and national security space. Moderator Todd Harrison, Director of the Aerospace Security Project and Defense Budget Analysis at CSIS, will be joined by Sue Gordon, Former Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence of […]

Time2pm - 3pm ET
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