A missed chance to rein in security threats in space leaves us all vulnerable
A satellite is just a satellite until it is used to do harm. Meanwhile, threats to satellites themselves continue to proliferate.
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