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Eyes on the Sky

Eyes on the Sky

Daniel Porras

34 Pages

One of the main challenges to the development of new measures for space security is the effective verification of compliance. For an agreement to be effectively verifiable, it must be possible to detect a militarily meaningful violation in time to deny the benefits of a violation. Developments in space situational awareness technology are enabling a clearer and more detailed picture of space activities, particularly in geosynchronous orbit. By combining new sensors and computing methodologies, it would be possible to effectively verify certain types of agreements on space security challenges.


“Eyes on the Sky – Rethinking Verification in Space.” Geneva, Switzerland: UNIDIR.

linked programmes

Weapons of Mass Destruction and Other Strategic Weapons

sponsor organization

Governments of Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, The Holy See, New Zealand, the Russian Federation and Sweden.

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