India's ASAT Test: A Jolt To Space Stability
Release Date: 05/15/2019
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Recorded in Washington, DC on May 6, 2019
On March 27, 2019, India successfully tested an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon against one of its satellites. With this intercept, India became the fourth country to demonstrate this capability. While most of the debris that was created should be relatively short-lived, some of it will be around for months, if not years.
What does this test mean for the future of space security and stability? Has a precedent been established about how to test an ASAT in a way that the international community will accept? How will this affect international security and great power relationships? Does this test and potentially others like this pose a risk to the burgeoning commercial space sector? A panel of experts gathered in Washington, D.C to discuss potential consequences and fall-out from India's ASAT test.
Moderator: Brian Weeden, Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation
- Bob Hall, Director, Commercial Space Operations Center, AGI
- Ankit Panda, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Defense Posture Project, Federation of American Scientists
- Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation
More details can be found at the event page on the SWF website.