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Space Security, Defense and Weapons

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Abstract

There is no doubt about it. Global defense today is closely wedded to space systems. Vital to today’s strategic defense are a laundry list of space- or space-related systems. There are military communications satellites, weather satellites, navigation and timing satellites, satellite systems for surveillance, sensors to detect nuclear detonations, and satellites and ground-based tracking systems for detecting missile launches and space debris—or what military wizards call space situational awareness. This is not mention a whole slew of missile systems ready for instant launch from silos, trucks and submarines.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Executive Board, International Association for the Advancement of Space SafetyArlingtonUSA

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