Why Does DoD Care About Space Situational Awareness? One Word: Deterrence

Why does the Department of Defense engage in space situational awareness? Simple: to deter conflict.

“Since our military is so reliant on space, we have to know what is going on in space,” John Hill, principle director for space policy within the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, said March 7 at a panel discussion during the Satellite 2017 conference in Washington.

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