Resilient Space

The operational environment of space has changed dramatically and there is no longer a monopoly on space technology. Space-faring nations must navigate a future increasingly crowded with both friendly and hostile players. Space and ground system architectures must maintain a high degree of resilience to ensure functioning success.
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Space Debris and Space Traffic Management

Decades of space travel have resulted in a large amount of space debris that can be harmful to today’s satellites. Aerospace is addressing the issue of space debris and space traffic management by developing tools for analyzing potential collisions, studying reentry breakups, and modeling debris objects in space.
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Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies

CORDS was established in 1997 to focus the corporation’s research and technology applications in the areas of space debris, collision avoidance, and reentry breakup and to provide a single point-of-contact for organizations seeking to take advantage of Aerospace’s more than 50 years of experience in these and related technical areas.
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Resilient Space: The New Star Wars

Warfare is now no longer limited to just the Earth. As outer space becomes more and more competitive, the U.S. Air Force’s Space Warfighting Construct works to deter enemy attacks in space while ensuring that our space capabilities are protected through resilient space initiatives so that the U.S. survives what truly will be—the new “Star Wars.”
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Strategies to Outpace the Threat

Foreign proliferation of advanced space systems has left space operations congested and contested, and U.S. adversaries are quickly developing ever more lethal anti-satellite capabilities. How can we transform our national security space enterprise to continuously outpace the adversary threat?

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