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Jessica West

Jessica West is a Centre for International Governance Innovation senior fellow and a senior researcher at Project Ploughshares, a Canadian peace and security research institute, where she focuses on technology, security and governance in outer space.

Opinion | BY JESSICA WEST | September 21, 2023
The International Space Station, which includes the Canadarm2 robotic arm, pictured, is the largest satellite in low Earth orbit. Satellites play a critical part in national security, especially in the Arctic, making them a target for electric or physical attacks, writes Jessica West. Photograph courtesy of NASA Johnson/Flickr
Opinion | BY JESSICA WEST | September 21, 2023
Opinion | BY JESSICA WEST | September 21, 2023
The International Space Station, which includes the Canadarm2 robotic arm, pictured, is the largest satellite in low Earth orbit. Satellites play a critical part in national security, especially in the Arctic, making them a target for electric or physical attacks, writes Jessica West. Photograph courtesy of NASA Johnson/Flickr