Space as a Warfare Domain – Implication and Ramifications

Unfettered access and freedom to operate in space is of vital interest to western allies. Foreign proliferation of advanced space systems has resulted in congested and contested space operations — adversaries are quickly developing ever more lethal anti-satellite (ASAT) capabilities, as well as advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities. How can national security space enterprise transform to continuously outpace such threats? This focus will be on the need for urgent changes in space defense and will present the lessons learned for new models as well as how improved acquisition policies could meet new space systems and on-the-ground special operation’s needs. Finally, how should commercial space operators prepare for space as a contested domain?

Date: October 8, 2019 Time: 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Phil Carrai

Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy

Inmarsat Government
Clare Grason
 Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office

Air Force Space Command
Rick Lober
Vice President and General Manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division (DISD)

Hughes Network Systems, LLC
Janet Nickloy
VP Strategic Initiatives

Harris Corporation
Ken Peterman
President Government Systems