Critical Space Infrastructures

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Space systems are a key enabler for a wide variety of applications which have become critical to the functioning of modern societies. This chapter uses the Critical Infrastructure Protection framework to argue that space systems may constitute a new form of critical infrastructure, dubbed Critical Space Infrastructure, and traces the positive impact that such a perspective may have on space security governance. Critical Infrastructure Protection has developed a conceptual toolbox, as well as practical policy prescriptions, which may be of use to policy and decision-makers to increase resilience and meet future space security challenges.


Critical infrastructure Resilience Space systems Governance Complex system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ICINational Institute for Research and Development in InformaticsBucharestRomania

Section editors and affiliations

  • Peter L. Hays
    • 1
  1. 1.Space Policy InstituteGeorge Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA

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