Space is important to everyone. We all need space in our everyday lives: apps delivering food to your door, geo positioning, real-time traffic updates. But it’s also essential for NATO’s deterrence and defence.
In 2019, Allies recognised space as a new operational domain, alongside air, land, sea and cyberspace. More than half of the active satellites orbiting the Earth belong to NATO members or companies based on their territory. Satellites provide vital information for NATO activities, operations and missions, including collective defence, crisis response and counter-terrorism.
Space can be used for peaceful purposes as well as for security and defence. But it can also be used for aggression. Satellites can be hacked or jammed, which can harm Allies’ security and commercial interests. Space is increasingly important to the Alliance's and Allies' security and prosperity. More about NATO’s approach to space: https://bit.ly/NATOSpace
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