Low-Earth orbit fragility is a threat to our autonomy in space

The Russian war in Ukraine has highlighted the importance of dual-use space capabilities. 

With strong economic incentives for the deployment of mega-constellations of several thousands of expandable satellites,  valuables resources in low-Earth orbit (LEO) have become increasingly congested and contested. LEO fragility is defined by the growing risks to the integrity of space systems and to the safe conduct of space operations in this environment.

In the latest paper, Rasmussen Global’s experts outline the concept of LEO fragility and encourage law makers to adopt pre-emptive measures in the framework of new legislations to preserve our autonomy in space. 


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