Threats to U.S. National Security Interests in Space: Orbital Debris Mitigation and Removal

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This report discusses the National Security Space Strategy. After decades of activities in space, Earth's orbit is littered with man-made objects that no longer serve a useful purpose that potentially threaten U.S. national security interests in space, both governmental (military, intelligence, and civil) and commercial. Congress has broadly supported the full-range of these national security interests and has a vested concern in ensuring a strong and continued U.S. presence in space.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 8, 2014
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Hildreth, Steven A.

Specialist in Missile Defense

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Arnold, Allison

Research Associate

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Publisher Info: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress
Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 8, 2014
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United States
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This report discusses the National Security Space Strategy. After decades of activities in space, Earth's orbit is littered with man-made objects that no longer serve a useful purpose that potentially threaten U.S. national security interests in space, both governmental (military, intelligence, and civil) and commercial. Congress has broadly supported the full-range of these national security interests and has a vested concern in ensuring a strong and continued U.S. presence in space.

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16 pages.

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