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Escalation and Deterrence in the Second Space Age

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
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On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the first human-made object to orbit the Earth. Precisely 60 years later, space-faring nations face a much different space environment; one that’s more diverse, disruptive, disordered, and dangerous. Today’s space domain presents a number of asymmetries that differ from other domains, creating a specific deterrence environment with unique policy implications.

Escalation and Deterrence in the Second Space Age, a new report by the CSIS Aerospace Security Project, discusses the evolution of space as a contested domain, the changing threats to U.S. space systems, deterrence theory and its applications to the space domain, and findings from a space crisis exercise administered by CSIS last year.
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The future of NASA: Space Policy Issues Facing Congress

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Thursday, January 27, 2011
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As the Congress considers the existing space policy challenges, the major issues it faces can be summarized as three broad questions: What is NASA for? What should NASA do? How? This report analyzes these questions and some possible answers. It also addresses a number of cross-cutting issues, such as NASA’s interactions with other federal agencies and the growing role of the commercial space industry.
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Space 2030 - Research Trends as Input for Long-Term Planning

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Tuesday, January 1, 2008
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Understanding trends in science and technology and interpreting state-of-the-art research results in view of their potential to influence future space activities is an input to long-term strategies. This paper presents some mechanisms adopted by a corporate research think-tank, the Advanced Concepts Team of ESA. These include the analysis of research results of the team and its academic network, the analysis of science and technology forecast reports and interpretation of expectations of the science community as expressed during advanced concepts workshops.
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