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April 26th, 2019

Secure World Foundation Panel to Focus on India's ASAT Test

On March 27, 2019, India successfully tested an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon against one of its satellites — the Secure World Foundation will discuss India's ASAT Test: A Jolt To Space Stability on Monday, May 6, 2019, from12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC — 20036 .

With this intercept, India became the fourth country to demonstrate this capability. While most of the debris that was created should be relatively short-lived, some of it will be around for months, if not years. 

What does this test mean for the future of space security and stability? Has a precedent been established about how to test an ASAT in a way that the international community will accept? How will this affect international security and great power relationships? Does this test and potentially others like this pose a risk to the burgeoning commercial space sector?

A panel of experts will discuss potential consequences and fall-out from India's ASAT test during this Secure World Foundation event.

  • Moderator
    • Brian Weeden, SWF Director of Program Planning
  • Panelists
    • Bob Hall, Director, Commercial Space Operations Center, AGI
    • Ankit Panda, Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists
    • Victoria Samson, SWF Washington Office Director


For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson. This event is free to attend; however, please RSVP at this direct link...