Assessing Threats to Space Systems

When: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC

Space is simultaneously a powerful enabler for the United States and a critical vulnerability. U.S. national security space systems are vulnerable to a wide range of threats, ranging from cyberattacks and jamming to direct-ascent anti-satellite (ASAT) missiles. CSIS’ Space Threat Assessment 2018 and the Secure World Foundation's Global Counterspace Capabilities provide assessments of the open-source information available on the counterspace capabilities that can threaten space systems.

This joint CSIS and SWF event was made possible by general support to CSIS, and will feature a panel discussion among the authors of both reports.


  • Todd Harrison - Director, CSIS Aerospace Security Project and Senior Fellow, CSIS International Security Program
  • Brian Weeden - Director of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation
  • Victoria Samson - Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation
  • Kaitlyn Johnson - Research Associate, CSIS Aerospace Security Project
  • Thomas G. Roberts - Program Coordinator and Research Assistant, CSIS Aerospace Security Project

Event Materials

CSIS Aerospace Security Project Podcast on Counterspace Capabilities available here.

For more information, please contact SWF Washington Office Director Victoria Samson at

Last updated on June 22, 2018