RSIS Roundtable on Whither Space Security? Reducing Space Threats and Preventing an Arms Race in Outer Space

  • Chen, K. (Speaker)
  • Almudena Azcárate Ortega (Speaker)
  • Victoria Samson (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Since the start of humanity’s space journey, four countries have conducted anti-satellite tests that have destroyed objects in space. Several other countries are now assessed to possess counterspace capabilities. The prospect of an arms race in space and a future conflict in space is unfortunately very real. The webinar will examine the counterspace capabilities being developed, the implications and the constraints on their deployment, and consider the various ongoing efforts to reduce threats to space security.

Issues to be potentially discussed include the specific nature of the threats (direct ascent, co-orbital, EW, Cyber, directed energy), constraints on the use of these capabilities in conflict such as international law and norms, initiatives to enhance space security such as the past groups of governmental experts on space TCBMs and PAROS and the ongoing open-ended working group on reducing space threats, and others.
Period27 Jul 2023
Held atS. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nangyang Technological University, Singapore
Degree of RecognitionInternational