Survey: Gaining Perspective on Space Security

Threats to Earth's space assets is the topic of a new survey on space security (Credits: NASA).

Source: Rachel C. Samples

Against the backdrop of the recently complete Symposium on the Sustainability of Space Activities at the International Space University (ISU) in Strasbourg, France, a survey was unveiled to gain a greater understanding of space professionals’ opinions on the security of space assets.

Too often, matters of security are discussed only behind closed doors. This survey, which runs from February 21 to March 10, asks space professionals or those working in and around the space sector, as well as students, academics, and military personnel their  personal opinions on the sometimes taboo subject of security.

The survey, which is being conducted as part of an ISU Masters thesis, is designed to provide insight into the space community’s thoughts and feelings regarding satellite-endangering risks. Using the Delphi survey method, this electronic questionaire aims to provide a forum for free exchange of information via anonymous data submission.

The survey, which takes fewer than ten minutes to complete, will be anonymously analyzed to produce an academic report that will be available to the public. The electronic survey is accessible via the link below. Questions regarding the survey can be directed to

Ms. Samples invites you to spend fewer than ten minutes contributing your opinion on the threats posed to individual satellites. This survey is being conducted on a purely academic basis to get a realistic perspective, thus all responses will be anonymously analyzed and held in strict confidence.

ISU appreciates your time and dedication to the space profession. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact ISU Masters student and survey author Rachel C. Samples by email at: Results of the survey are available by request to Ms. Samples.

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