That Escalated Quickly: The Cyber-ASAT Conundrum

Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2018

Posted: 4 Jun 2019

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P. J. Blount

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; University of Mississippi - School of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This paper seeks to understand how cyber-technologies are changing the space security environment. It argues that digital networking has resulted in changes that require us to reevaluate the nature of both legal and strategic limitations on states in relation to the use of anti-satellite (ASAT) technology. This paper contends that the introduction of cyber-technologies is changing the limitations that have traditionally restrained states in the development and use of ASAT technologies.

Keywords: Space Law, ASAT, Space Security, Use of Force

Suggested Citation

Blount, P. J., That Escalated Quickly: The Cyber-ASAT Conundrum (2018). Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2018 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3388622

P. J. Blount (Contact Author)

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

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University of Mississippi - School of Law ( email )

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