Recent reports about Russia's experiments with new space technology have set off alarm bells in countries worldwide ...
The year 2023 has witnessed significant advancements in space exploration. With these remarkable achievements come evolving guidelines to safeguard Earth and extraterrestrial environments. ...
India's venture into space security, intertwined with defence readiness, necessitates a comprehensive and well-structured national strategy ...
With theaterisation taking place in defence, the time is ripe to tap into the potential of space for India’s defence requirements ...
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. ...
New Delhi aptly abstained from supporting the US-led resolution. It should not lose sight of the importance of an A-SAT triad.
The entry of commercial enterprises or other state-owned enterprises can help augment the capacities of Indian space launch vehicle technology
The launch of Mission Prarambh marks the successful entry of private players into the Indian space sector
Given the development of new and emerging technologies, the sense of urgency around space sustainability may soon skyrocket
Counterspace capabilities such as ASAT weapons have been criticised for accentuating regional insecurities rather than diminishing the threats faced by countries.
Potential norms against ASAT tests can be used to hold states liable for possible damages
While digital connectivity proves to be a boon, many countries are concerned about the threat posed by the PRC’s satellite programme.
The drawing up of space strategies by the US, Britain, and China are indicative of the growing space ambition of global powers
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
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. ...
The narrative around commercial satellite servicing must move beyond its “dual-use” capabilities to fully be prepared for the impending revolution in space technology
Regulation and innovation are seen to be in conflict with each other, but arms control in space can actually help, and not hinder, innovation
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
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
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
The sporadic and uncontrolled launch of thousands of new mega-constellations put outer space security and safety at risk.
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
As Near-Earth orbital space gets more crowded, it is imperative that states should come to a more comprehensive agreement to regulate it
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
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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