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Space Security Research

Space Security Research Group


The Space Security Research Group is a multidisciplinary research group based in the Defence Studies Department/Centre for Science & Security Studies at King's College London designed to promote research in a wide variety of aspects of security that pertain to or derive from space.

As a global commons, space presents a number of unique security issues, covering military and civilian aspects, with both national and international relevance. As a result, the Space Security Research Group has linkages to a variety of disciplines, such as international relations, strategic studies, geography and environmental studies.

The Space Security Research Group provides an environment in which to increase scholarly enquiry into the field of all aspects of space security, while stimulating debate and advancing dialogue on space related issues between academics and relevant government bodies, thus strengthening the intellectual foundations for assessing the future of space security.

CSSS staff and students are involved in a range of projects that relate to space security, such as the formulation of space policy, weaponisation of space, arms control, identification of proliferation activity and disaster monitoring. 


Dr Mark Hilborne (Convener)

Norman Bird (NNL)

David Schaefer (PhD Student)

Mark Presley (PhD student)

Kevin Pollpeter (PhD student)

Tim Stevens (KCL)

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