Can Space Tourism Co-exist with Space being turned into a War Zone?

By Karl Grossman, Presented at the Space Tourism: Legal Dimensions Conference, 29 January 2022 The push to turn space into a war zone could spell goodbye to space tourism. The space tourism drive that is underway, led by billionaires Jeff Bezos with his Blue Origin company, Richard Branson and his

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For national security space, running to stand still: 2021 In Review

By Theresa Hitchens, Pubished by Breaking Defense, 28 December 2021 US leaders this year faced difficult decisions against a backdrop of rapidly growing challenges from potential adversaries, and a booming commercial space sector that innovation-wise is leaving the Defense Department and the Intelligence Community in the dust. WASHINGTON: Saying it

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Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite on an Atlas V launch vehicle from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, FL, in May 2021.

A resilient, layered space-based architecture is well suited to missile warning systems

By Breaking Defense, 20 December 2021 While the GEO-based Space-Based Infrared System continues to serve US missile-warning needs, emerging threats and an increasingly contested space environment may benefit from a layered architecture in multiple orbits. There are several major trends today in space-based early warning/missile warning. The first is the

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