Connecting Space with International Security and Stability

When: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

to Friday, March 13, 2015

Where: Wiston House, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Secure World Foundation partnered with Wilton Park, Airbus Defence and Space, and the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office to host this invitation-only conference on connecting strategic and security analysts to the space community. Links between space activities and national security is by no means novel; however, the dramatic expansion in civil and commercial use of space over past decades has increasing relevance for and impact on security and stability. Given the inherent dual-use nature of space assets, it is difficult to draw a hard and fast line between space assets that are intended for security and stability and those which are not.

The event was built around the following objectives:

  • Create and engage a network of experts from the space community and security sector in order to demonstrate good intent, promote responsible behaviour and share initial ideas and concerns.
  • Analyze the role of space in tackling security challenges through a range of case studies, including implementation successes and challenges and the impact of (and on) national, regional and international governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.
  • Examine lessons from other strategic issues and domains whilst also highlighting the special circumstances surrounding space and the questions/challenges this raises

More information can be found on the event page on the Wilton Park website.

Event Materials


 For any questions regarding this event, please contact Washington Office Director, Victoria Samson

Last updated on March 17, 2015