Challenges and Opportunities of Advances in Satellite Technologies: A National Security Perspective

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Brief Description: Our speakers will examine the national security implications of advances in satellite rendezvous and proximity operations, on-orbit servicing technology, and the proliferation of small satellites. They will address a few key questions: Are the dual-use nature of these technologies and the lack of governing rules of behavior an opportunity for technological innovation or a threat to security? Given the increasing number and capabilities of objects in space, how do we ensure a space environment that is safe and sustainable? What technological solutions might be offered, and where do policy and international relations play a role? How might these options depend on one another? What are the national security implications of these solutions?

For background reading, please see: Borowitz, M. J., Rubin, L., & Stewart, B. (2020). National security implications of emerging satellite technologies. Orbis, 64(4), 515-527. https://www.fpri.org/article/2020/09/national-security-implications-of-emerging-satellite-technologies/


Lawrence Rubin
 (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Mariel John Borowitz
 (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Maj. Brian Stewart (Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia institute of Technology)
Glenn Lightsey (School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology)

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