The Space Security Index project aims to improve trust and transparency related to space activities, and to provide a common, comprehensive, objective knowledge base to enhance capacity for dialogue and policies that contribute to the governance of outer space as a shared global commons.

The project seeks to achieve these goals by producing a collection of fact-based guides and assessments of interrelated trends and developments in space security that are based on primary, open-source research. 

In the past, the project published a single, annual report. Past reports can be found here.

To permit easier access to our material by a broader audience, we have mobilized this wealth of information into a collection of Issue Guides and Fact Sheets. We trust that they will help policymakers, journalists, educators, students, and the general public navigate the field of space security.

These resources are organized under four key themes of space security:

  • The space environment
  • Global access to and uses of outer space
  • Security of space systems
  • Outer space governance

We hope that this information provides the necessary facts and focus to inform an important debate that will influence our future in outer space, and on Earth.