Policy Papers

China’s Space Ambitions

April 25, 2023 Namrata Goswami American Foreign Policy Council

Assessing China’s space program is vital to understanding how investments in space add to a country’s comprehensive national power.

The Starship Singularity

February 22, 2023 Peter Garretson Space Policy Review

Starship, due to its reusability, size, and power, will dramatically improve access to low Earth orbit that will greatly support the expansion of public-and private-sector activity in space.

The Promise of Space-Based Solar Power

September 21, 2022 Peter Garretson, Cody Retherford Space Policy Review

Commercial-level Space-based solar power (SSP) satellites will reduce dependence on fossil fuels, dramatically shift global energy markets, build economic and geopolitical influence, and accelerate military and space power projection.