Key Governance Issues in Space

The space domain is largely ungoverned and undisciplined. In this new analysis from the CSIS Aerospace Security Project, key areas of space governance are explored to understand international perspectives on ongoing debates in the field. This analysis focuses on space debris mitigation and sustainability efforts, rendezvous and proximity operations, and insurance for space launch and satellites on orbit. Common threads emerge that bind these key areas of governance to one another and lead to several recommendations on how the international community might proceed with building better norms of behavior or regulations for the space domain. 

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Kaitlyn Johnson

Kaitlyn Johnson

Former Deputy Director and Fellow, Aerospace Security Project