Title

Challenges to Security in Space

Date of Publication

2019 12:00 AM

Security Theme

Critical Infrastructure

Keywords

Defense Intelligence Agency, DIA, Space security, national security, CIIP, Critical Information Infrastructure Protection, critical infrastructure, Defense Industrial Base Sector, Communications Sector, Space sector, Government Facilities Sector, Commercial Facilities Sector, satellite, satellite security, information technology, IT, China, Russia, People's Republic of China, United States, US, PRC, DPRK, North Korea, Iran, Communication Satellites, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, ISR, Missile Warning, Position Navigation and Timing, Position Navigation, Timing, PNT, Satellite Command and Control (C2) Architecture, Satellite Command, Control, C2, cyberspace, cybersecurity, cyberspace threats, directed energy weapons (DEWs), DEWs, directed energy weapons, Electronic Warfare, Kinetic Energy Threats, Orbital Threats, Space Situational Awareness, SSA, Space Based Services

Description

Space-based capabilities provide integral support to military, commercial, and civilian applications. Longstanding technological and cost barriers to space are falling, enabling more countries and commercial firms to participate in satellite construction, space launch, space exploration, and human spaceflight. Although these advancements are creating new opportunities, new risks for space-enabled services have emerged. Having seen the benefits of space-enabled operations, some foreign governments are developing capabilities that threaten others’ ability to use space.

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Challenges to Security in Space

Space-based capabilities provide integral support to military, commercial, and civilian applications. Longstanding technological and cost barriers to space are falling, enabling more countries and commercial firms to participate in satellite construction, space launch, space exploration, and human spaceflight. Although these advancements are creating new opportunities, new risks for space-enabled services have emerged. Having seen the benefits of space-enabled operations, some foreign governments are developing capabilities that threaten others’ ability to use space.