Dancing Lights in Space: How to Manage The Risks of Satellite Close Approaches in Geostationary Orbit

Friday, January 28, 2022

The Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF) hosted a virtual event to discuss the challenges posed by uncoordinated close approaches of satellites in space. The event started with a keynote address from Ms. Audrey Schaffer, Space Director for the U.S. National Security Council, followed by panel discussions on current space situational awareness capabilities to see what is happening in space and national and multilateral policy initiatives to manage the risks posed by close approaches.

The event also introduced the Satellite Dashboard, a new public website developed by SWF, CSIS, and the University of Texas at Austin, that uses publicly-available data to monitor and detect close approaches in the geostationary orbit. A video recording and transcript of the event will be available soon on the SWF website.

Last updated on February 2, 2022