Space in Support of Security Missions. An evolving landscape with untapped potential

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Series Details Number 80
Publication Date February 2022
ISSN 2076-6688
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This public ESPI Report provides the major findings and key takeaways (suitable for open-access publication), which have been identified by ESPI during the conduct of two research studies in 2020 and 2021 and numerous interactions with European policy stakeholders and users of space-based services from the security community.

In investigating how space-based capacities, data and services can be improved to better contribute to accomplishment of security missions, this ESPI Report addresses in more detail the following questions:

  • What are the practices of organisations from the security domain when it comes to using space in support of their missions?
  • What is the added value of space systems and services among the variety of other available technological tools?
  • How are the space and security domains evolving and what consequences do these evolutions bear on the “Space for Security” landscape in the future?
  • What are the major user needs and requirements of actors from the security community?
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