Never before has security in space been more challenged.
Never before has space been more elaborately used for military and security purposes on Earth.
And never before was it more necessary to understand and to receive orientation in the policy area of space security.
This indeed is the purpose of this second edition of the Handbook of Space Security, which is addressed to all persons and institutions dealing with space security on a governmental, academic, societal, international, and diplomatic level. From now, the global future will depend on the secure use of outer space for all policy areas with particular stress on climate change and environmental monitoring, telecommunications, navigation, and cyber infrastructures as well as resource man- agement. If space utilization as critical infrastructure is disrupted, our modern societies will break down. Space security is a key factor for survival. This is why space is also contested and space assets are vulnerable.
The guests also answered relevant questions from the audience.