Blog Editor’s Note: Some really neat stuff in to day’s email from the Secure World Foundation.
One of them is a set of fact sheets on ASATs that are great reference material. Also useful if you have trouble staying awake late at night.
And there is a nifty info graphic about ASATs (thumbnail below) that you can access as a hi-res file here.
SWF Releases 2022 Fact Sheets on Anti-Satellite Testing, Military and Intelligence RPOs, and the X-37B
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
The continued proliferation counterspace capabilities and resurgence of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing in space and growth in robotic rendezvous and proximity operations (RPOs) conducted for military and intelligence purposes have generated concerns from many countries about the increasingly contested nature of space. While many RPO activities are not directly aggressive or destructive themselves, they can lead to misconceptions or heightened tensions that could negatively impact space security and stability. Additionally, destructive ASAT tests have created thousands of pieces of orbital debris over the last several decades, which can pose long-term risks to all space activities.