The space economy is becoming critical in importance globally as technology improves and space services become more affordable. Yet the development and possible deployment of counter-space capabilities by a few States could create instability and degrade the space environment. This publication examines three key challenges that apply for all actors in space. It presents a concrete proposals on how to implement measures to reduce tension in space and encourage adoption of best practices from the ‘outside in’.

Citation: Daniel Porras (2019) "Shared Risks: An Examination of Universal Space Security Challenges", Briefing Paper for the United Nations Disarmament Commission, UNIDIR, Geneva.