SWF Provides Space Policy and Sustainability Recommendations for the Incoming Biden Administration

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Outer space activities are more important to the United States now than at almost any time in our history. Space technology and services provide critical national security capabilities, scientific knowledge, economic opportunities, and the tools to understand and respond to a changing climate. The rapid growth in new actors conducting space activities, an increasing number of active satellites and debris objects, and the growing potential for conflict create both opportunities and challenges that require timely policy responses from the incoming administration.

As the Biden administration begins setting its policy agenda for the next four years, Secure World Foundation is releasing today an issue briefing to provide background and recommendations on key space policy and sustainability issues to help the U.S. meet current and emerging challenges in outer space. The briefing was developed by the entire SWF staff and contains recommendations on issues ranging from fostering a vibrant commercial space sector to dealing with threats from counterspace capabilities. An executive summary is also available here.

SWF will be holding a public panel discussion on the issue brief and the recommendations it contains on December 8th, 2020, at 2:00pm EST. More information and registration can be found here.

Last updated on December 2, 2020