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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

III. Developments in space governance and the impact of the war in Ukraine

Chapter:
11. Space and cyberspace
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Nivedita Raju, Lora Saalman

The open-ended working group (OEWG) on reducing space threats through norms, rules and principles of responsible behaviours, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2021, convened twice in 2022. While political circumstances following the invasion of Ukraine suggested that the talks would be challenging, states nonetheless met and exchanged views on the existing international framework governing space activities, and current and future threats to space systems. Examples of such threats in 2022 were a cyberattack on a communications satellite and jamming of the signals of navigation and communication satellites, including satellites owned by private entities (see section II).1 Discussions at the OEWG referred to these incidents to acknowledge that non-kinetic threats to space systems are significant. Several stakeholders at the OEWG also noted the increase in the number of destructive direct-ascent anti-satellite (DA-ASAT) tests, the most recent being a test by Russia in 2021. The pledge by the United States not to conduct such tests encouraged several states to follow suit and fuelled momentum towards a US-led UN General Assembly resolution.

Citation (MLA):
Raju, Nivedita, and Lora Saalman. "11. Space and cyberspace." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 24 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-011-div1-022.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Raju, N., & Saalman, L. (2016). 11. Space and cyberspace. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 24 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-011-div1-022.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Raju, Nivedita, and Lora Saalman. "11. Space and cyberspace." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 24 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-011-div1-022.xml
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