Why Star Wars is Here and Now

By October 4, 2016 No Comments

In our most recent interview with Dr. Cassandra Steer – Arsenault Fellow at the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law – she emphasized that in order for states to battle adversaries they need to take out “their eyes and ears,” which now means attacking their space technologies. Not only ground installations, but also satellites orbiting space with weapons such as ASATs.

“Space is already being used in conflicts on earth,” Dr. Steer reiterated during our interview, “Ultimately, the next level of Star Wars – the more ‘futurist’ movie-like version of conflict in space – may not be very far off.”

Find out more about the weaponization and militarization of space in the video.