The government can incentivize satellite developers by requiring all future satellites to incorporate hardware for space situational awareness and maneuverability.
The concept of rapid movement to keep an enemy off-balance is as old as war itself. Known in military circles as “maneuver warfare,” this mode of fighting has occurred in every domain, from land to sea and air. It’s only a matter of time until this strategy enters a new domain – space – underscoring why satellites need greater agility and resiliency to defend themselves in the newest warfighting domain.
Speaking Aug. 10 at SmallSat 2022 on building resilient and secure constellations, I offered a historical warfare perspective and how we can enhance satellite survivability, and how government can ensure commercial satellites are more agile in today’s threat environment.