ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue

Space technology is revolutionising the economic and social structures on Earth. The growing number of entrepreneurs utilising data derived from satellites for providing financial, technological, legal and security solutions demonstrate the limitless potential of space technology for benefitting societies. There are commercial actors manufacturing, launching and maintaining satellites, particularly small satellites.

Even as outer space is becoming democratised, the longstanding issues of space security and sustainability remains. In fact, these issues have become much complex owing to the increasing number of commercial actors as well as developing countries trying to become spacefaring nations. Inadvertent transfers of dual-use technology and increasing cyber capabilities are threatening global norms on outer space. These norms, which are mostly developed during the Cold War, are yet to catch up with the reality.

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Videos 2017

#ORFKC2017 | Inaugural Address by Dr. G. Madhavan Nair and Sunjoy Joshi

#ORFKC2017 | Remarks by Jeremy England

#ORFKC2017 | A New Frontier: Boosting India’s Military Presence in Outer Space

#ORF KC2017 | Derivatives from Space–Scoping the Downstream Applications

#ORFKC2017 | Space Sustainability and Global Governance

#ORFKC2017 | Space Finance

#ORFKC2017 | Satellite Internet for Digital India

#ORFKC2017 | Valedictory Session