The need for space resiliency is due to continued growth and expansion of space technologies and missions by individual countries, regional partnerships, and private companies around the globe, which is resulting in a more congested and contested space environment.
By developing and adopting effective resiliency protocols, the expectation is that cooperation between competing space programs can be maximized and a variety of negative outcomes can be avoided, from accidental collisions of satellites, spacecrafts, and discarded space "junk" to intentional electronic or physical attacks. Efforts to create viable space resiliency programs continue at national and international levels, including input from global leaders in space technologies and exploration.
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