In contrast with the past, when space was dominated by a few major powers, space is becoming much more democratized with more countries and companies engaging. For the U.S., this increasing activity presents risks and opportunities, particularly in Northeast Asia. China is pursuing weapons that could threaten critical U.S. space-based systems, and allies—such as Japan and the Republic of Korea—are developing space security assets of their own, which can enhance and add resiliency to U.S. capabilities. As these countries acquire and rely more on space systems, the space dynamic will play an increasingly important role in the region.
Speaker: Sam Wilson, Policy Analyst, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, The Aerospace Corporation
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