Center for Space Policy and Strategy

Charting a Broad and Sustainable Space Policy

Space is a dynamic environment. New participants, new opportunities, new technologies, and new threats are growing exponentially. Navigating this complex domain requires both experience and vision.

To better support our key customers across the nation’s space enterprise, we are leveraging nearly six decades of experience to provide a trusted, nonpartisan perspective on space policy and strategy. Our goal is to ensure that space policy decisions are well-grounded in fact. Our mission is to apply our highly respected technical expertise and unquestioned objectivity to help decisionmakers explore the full implications of any policy proposal.

Increasingly, the lines are being blurred between the public and private sectors and between international collaborators and competitors. If you need to steer a straight course through this shifting landscape, we can help you succeed.

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Policy Papers

Satellites operate in a vacuum; policymakers do not. The policy papers provide context and points of consideration for important space and technology topics.

On-Orbit Assembly of Space Assets: A path to Affordable and Adaptable Space Infrastructure

The ability to assemble modular building blocks on-orbit will revolutionize the space industry. The paradigm could lower launch, risk, and development costs while increasing flexibility and resilience.

February 2018

Assurance through Insurance and On-orbit Servicing

On-orbit servicing is an emerging capability that can potentially revolutionize how satellites operate in space. This paper examines some of the concepts and questions that will be important as this industry develops.

February 2018

Planetary Defense Against Asteroid Strikes: Risks, Options, and Costs

A major asteroid strike on the planet could cause widespread devastation. What are the options, risks, and costs involved in trying to divert or destroy an asteroid on a collision course with Earth?

January 2018


Events and Media

The Center for Space Policy and Strategy provides opportunities for the policymaking community to share insights and concerns and learn about critical issues. Venues include educational seminars, panel discussions, and invitational networking forums. Educational opportunities include backgrounders and in-depth topical explorations at the classified and unclassified level.