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Current international space security initiatives

  • Ben Baseley-Walker
Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 4)

Abstract

Heightened awareness of the importance of space security as a crucial building block for the long-term sustainability of outer space has led to a shift in the international community in its thinking on how to approach space activities. The upshot is the current proliferation of ideas and initiatives on how to improve security in the space environment. This article lays out some of the foundations that are being discussed in those initiatives and details some of the approaches that are being taken.

Keywords

Outer Space Routine Data Space Debris International Civil Aviation Organization Space Player 
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  • Ben Baseley-Walker

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