Governments, critical infrastructure, and economies rely on space-dependent services—for example, the Global Positioning System (GPS)—that are vulnerable to hostile cyber operations. However, few spacefaring states and companies have paid any attention to the cybersecurity of satellites in outer space, creating a number of risks.
The tasks of securing outer space and cyberspace are converging, and experts are worried that the space industry is not taking cybersecurity threats seriously. CFR Senior Fellow David P. Fidler explains in a new brief.
Panelists discuss the robust and competitive commercial space sector, including the current legal framework governing territorial claims in space and what steps should be taken to ensure that human activity in space remains peaceful and productive.
As we approach the fifteenth anniversary of the assembly of the International Space Station, please join Scott Pace and Robert Walker to discuss the U.S. space program in the context of budget cuts, the indefinite cancellation of U.S.-government-sponsored human space exploration, and the rise of private sector activity in the area.