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 for everyone. This paper examines three key challenges that apply for all actors in space. It also offers concrete proposals on how to implement measures to reduce tension in space and encourage adoption of best practices from the ‘outside in’.

Teaser: Briefing paper for the United Nations Disarmament Commission

Citation: Daniel Porras (2019) "Shared Risks: An Examination of Universal Space Security Challenges", UNIDIR, Geneva, Switzerland.