Space Security Index 2014 is the eleventh annual report on developments related to safety, sustainability, and security in outer space, covering the period January-December 2013. It is part of the broader Space Security Index (SSI) project, which aims to improve transparency on space activities and provide a common, comprehensive, objective knowledge base to support the development of national and international policies that contribute to the security and sustainability of outer space.
SPACE SECURITY INDEX 2014 – Full Report
For more information and to order copies of the Space Security Index report, please contact SSI Project Manager, Cesar Jaramillo, at Project Ploughshares: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Space Security Index is the first and only annual, comprehensive, and integrated assessment of space security. Based on eight indicators of space security, it provides background information and in-depth analysis on key trends and developments in the space field. The project seeks to provide a fact-base of trends and developments in space security based on primary, open source research. It also includes an annual assessment of the status of space security based on a consultative process engaging a broad range of stakeholders.
The objective of the Space Security Index is to facilitate dialogue on space security challenges and potential responses by providing the necessary facts and focus to inform an important debate that has become unnecessarily polarized.
The definition of space security guiding this report reflects the intent of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty that outer space should remain open for all to use for peaceful purposes now and in the future:
The secure and sustainable access to, and use of,
space and freedom from space-based threats.
The Space Security Index is a research partnership between the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, The Simons Foundation and Project Ploughshares. The project is made possible through the generous support of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, the Erin J.C. Arsenault Fund at McGill University, the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, the Project Ploughshares and The Simons Foundation.