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A new frontier: Space warfare
International Affairs | Space | Artificial Intelligence Feb 27, 2024

A new frontier: Space warfare

Recent reports about Russia's experiments with new space technology have set off alarm bells in countries worldwide ...

The expanding universe of biosafety and space
Space Feb 26, 2024

The expanding universe of biosafety and space

The year 2023 has witnessed significant advancements in space exploration. With these remarkable achievements come evolving guidelines to safeguard Earth and extraterrestrial environments. ...

Orbits to objectives: Aligning space security strategy with military CONOPs
Space Jan 05, 2024

Orbits to objectives: Aligning space security strategy with military CONOPs

India's venture into space security, intertwined with defence readiness, necessitates a comprehensive and well-structured national strategy ...

Rifle to Rafale: Space for defence
Defence and Security | Space Sep 22, 2023

Rifle to Rafale: Space for defence

With theaterisation taking place in defence, the time is ripe to tap into the potential of space for India’s defence requirements ...

Space technology and global health: A need for global regulatory governance framework
Space Sep 21, 2023

Space technology and global health: A need for global regulatory governance framework

There is a growing need for global governance of space technology. India, being one of the earliest and most successful spacefaring states, could play the role of a norm-shaper. ...

An A-SAT test ban can wait: India needs to widen kinetic A-SAT capabilities
Space Jan 25, 2023

An A-SAT test ban can wait: India needs to widen kinetic A-SAT capabilities

New Delhi aptly abstained from supporting the US-led resolution. It should not lose sight of the importance of an A-SAT triad.

GSLV Mk III: The Indian military and civilian enterprise deserve more
Space Nov 23, 2022

GSLV Mk III: The Indian military and civilian enterprise deserve more

The entry of commercial enterprises or other state-owned enterprises can help augment the capacities of Indian space launch vehicle technology

Skyroot creates a new ‘Prarambh’ for Indian space
Space Nov 21, 2022

Skyroot creates a new ‘Prarambh’ for Indian space

The launch of Mission Prarambh marks the successful entry of private players into the Indian space sector

Sustainability in space
Sustainable Development | Space Oct 11, 2022

Sustainability in space

Given the development of new and emerging technologies, the sense of urgency around space sustainability may soon skyrocket

ASAT weapons: A real threat to the future of Space
Space Oct 11, 2022

ASAT weapons: A real threat to the future of Space

Counterspace capabilities such as ASAT weapons have been criticised for accentuating regional insecurities rather than diminishing the threats faced by countries.

Not-so-toothless norms for outer space
Space Oct 06, 2022

Not-so-toothless norms for outer space

Potential norms against ASAT tests can be used to hold states liable for possible damages

The PRC’s satellite programme: A growing threat
Space Jul 14, 2022

The PRC’s satellite programme: A growing threat

While digital connectivity proves to be a boon, many countries are concerned about the threat posed by the PRC’s satellite programme.

Space race: Outlining space strategies
International Affairs | Space Feb 05, 2022

Space race: Outlining space strategies

The drawing up of space strategies by the US, Britain, and China are indicative of the growing space ambition of global powers

Increasing challenges to outer space
Space Jan 15, 2022

Increasing challenges to outer space

The lack of space governance will prove to be a problem in the near future as terrestrial geopolitical rivalries are being mirrored in outer space

India’s space revolution
Defence and Security | Space Dec 15, 2021

India’s space revolution

The Modi government’s forethought is reflected in the recent push to privatise the domestic space industry which till now had been predominantly a public sector. ...

Time to get serious about commercial satellite servicing
Space Oct 19, 2021

Time to get serious about commercial satellite servicing

The narrative around commercial satellite servicing must move beyond its “dual-use” capabilities to fully be prepared for the impending revolution in space technology

Want innovation in space? Support arms control
Space Oct 19, 2021

Want innovation in space? Support arms control

Regulation and innovation are seen to be in conflict with each other, but arms control in space can actually help, and not hinder, innovation

Return of ASATs and counterspace technologies: A slippery slope to weaponisation?
Privacy & Data Protection Oct 19, 2021

Return of ASATs and counterspace technologies: A slippery slope to weaponisation?

The recent sharing of views on space security, prompted by a UN resolution, has highlighted that legally binding treaties and non-binding norms are not necessarily incompatible

Fair space commerce: A key component of sustainable global space governance
Space Oct 18, 2021

Fair space commerce: A key component of sustainable global space governance

The focus needs to go beyond emerging technologies to include fundamental principles, such as the protection of sovereignty, free and fair trade, and the independence of fledgling and other space-faring nations

Warfighting in Space: Managing risks and seizing opportunities to avoid space weaponisation
Space Oct 18, 2021

Warfighting in Space: Managing risks and seizing opportunities to avoid space weaponisation

Modern military forces cannot fight and win without space, and the loss of access to vital space support for terrestrial forces dramatically raises the risk of tactical surprise, and ultimately, military defeat

Collision risks in outer space due to mega-constellations
Space Oct 18, 2021

Collision risks in outer space due to mega-constellations

The sporadic and uncontrolled launch of thousands of new mega-constellations put outer space security and safety at risk.

Changing Indian space policy landscape
Space Oct 18, 2021

Changing Indian space policy landscape

The need for a transformation of the Indian space policy landscape goes beyond just the need for creating jobs or for improving tax revenues from the market for space activities

Crowded outer space: Can a global Space Traffic Management (STM) be a reality? 
Space Oct 17, 2021

Crowded outer space: Can a global Space Traffic Management (STM) be a reality? 

As Near-Earth orbital space gets more crowded, it is imperative that states should come to a more comprehensive agreement to regulate it

A new edge in global stability: What does space security entail for states?
Internet Governance | Space | Privacy and Surveillance Oct 13, 2021

A new edge in global stability: What does space security entail for states?

The recent multiplication of space actors, whether States or non-government entities, as well as assets and activities, became a game-changer for law- and policy-makers

Prerequisites for effective space governance: Space Situational Awareness
Internet Governance | Space | Privacy and Surveillance Oct 13, 2021

Prerequisites for effective space governance: Space Situational Awareness

SSA analyses are essential prerequisites for verifying compliance with any robust space governance regime, and support space safety at a more basic level

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