Establishing a Department of the Space Force by 2020 is rushing into an end solution without proper consideration. Although there have been several space reorganization studies in the past two decades, a comprehensive public debate of our current space capabilities and their organization is just beginning.
An expert space security panel discussing space situational awareness and space traffic management.
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 […]
On Thursday, May 24, 2018, President Trump signed a second space policy directive, which intends to streamline regulations in the commercial use of space. This article explores the nuances of the directive and what U.S. government agencies will be affected.
Space travel could be the next revolution in human transportation. Are commercial companies, like SpaceX, developing viable options? Furthermore, what other applications may this technology have?
On December 11, 2017, President Trump amended the 2010 National Space Policy to redirect NASA’s focus to sending Americans back to the Moon.
Military and commercial developments in both cyberspace and outer space are posing new foreign policy challenges. The event’s presenters will highlight potentially destabilizing trends and assess their likely impact on the future of international peace and security.
This 101 piece gives a brief overview of operational, or soon-to-be operational, launch vehicles developed by American companies, sometimes with government aid.
Not all satellite orbits are created equal. This 101 describes the most popular orbital regimes and their benefits and drawbacks.
The House and Senate’s NDAA compromise has not expressly allowed for a Space Corps to be created, but it has made significant change in the organization of Air Force space assets and crew.