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Space Security in Brazil

  • Olavo de O. Bittencourt NetoEmail author
  • Daniel Freire e Almeida
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Abstract

The present chapter provides updated information regarding Brazilian space law, policy, and initiatives related to space security, considering applicable perspectives. The secure and sustainable access to, and use of, outer space is obviously important to the international community in general, but of particular relevance to emerging space faring nations, which tend to experience overreliance in relation to a small selection of space assets. Appraising the Brazilian perspective on space security contributes to a better understanding of the challenges faced by emerging space faring nations on that regard, acknowledging their particularities as well as possible synergies. To that end, this chapter, after a brief introduction, clarifies the importance of space security for emerging space faring nations. Then, an overview of related Brazilian space policy is presented, followed by an examination of space safety related regulatory instruments. Brazilian position on the prevention of an arms race in outer space is appraised, considering current international debates. Finally, reference is made to local space situational awareness initiatives, and future prospects are considered.

Keywords

Space security Space situational awareness Space law and policy Brazil 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olavo de O. Bittencourt Neto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Freire e Almeida
    • 1
  1. 1.Catholic University of SantosSantosBrazil

Section editors and affiliations

  • Jana Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Security ProgramThe Prague Security Studies InstitutePragueCzech Republic

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