Weapons in Space 

Some have argued that to protect military and civilian satellites, the US may have to place weapons in space itself. After a systematic review of the threats to space assets, the FAS Panel on Space Weapons found ways to make space systems secure and robust without weaponization, at least for the next five years. The report addresses threats from high altitude nuclear explosions, space mines, ASAT weapons, orbital debris, and others. (Photo: Defense Support Satellite, MDA)

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Ensuring America's Space Security
Report of the FAS Panel on Weapons in Space

News:

Press Coverage of FAS Briefing on Weapons in Space, October 7, 2004
InsideDefense was among the media who covered the release today of Ensuring America?s Space Security, the report on how the United States can best protect our satellites by the FAS Panel on Weapons in Space.

FAS Calls for Alternatives to Weapons in Space
8 October 2004 -  It is urgent that the United States push for international 'rules of the road' for space to deter other nations from attacking US satellites, Leonard Weiss, Chairman of the FAS Panel on Weapons in Space, said at a press conference releasing Ensuring America's Space Security, the full report of the Panel.

Statement from Richard Garwin on FAS' Space Panel Report
Statement from Richard Garwin on FAS' Space Panel Report 

Panel Members

Leonard Weiss, Chair John L. Remo
Phillip E. Coyle III Ian Roxborough
Charles A. Fowler Lawrence Scheinman
Robert A. Frosch Ray Williamson
Ivan Kaminow Jill Wittels
C. Kumar N. Patel

Links:

FAS Space Archive

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