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PSSI Publishes Summary Report from its Fifth Space Security Conference

19.12.2019

On December 19, 2019, PSSI released the Summary Report from PSSI’s Fifth Space Security Conference that was convened in Prague on June 9-11, 2019, in partnership with the Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF). The gathering, entitled “Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships", focused on the rapidly advancing counterspace threats and the role of space partnerships in addressing this higher risk environment. The nature of international space partnerships was put center stage, as China and Russia pursue a non-democratic model of governance aimed at, in effect, acquiring the vertical integration of recipient countries’ space sectors to assert their influence or outright control -- a phenomenon that PSSI terms “space sector capture”. 

PSSI was especially pleased to welcome as keynote speakers Andrea Thompson, then-U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of the U.S. Air Force Space Command, Toshihiko Kasahara, Deputy Director of Japan’s Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center, Carine Claeys, Special Envoy for Space at the European External Action Service, and Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency, seconded to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. 

To access the report, please click here. Information about the conference can be found here. An overview of PSSI’s Space Security Conference series can be found here.

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