Honors Program


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Spring 3-24-2021


Carlson, J. 2021. Full Spectrum Space Deterrence: From Laws to Technology. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Undergraduate Honors Thesis.


Copyright Joshua Carlson 2021.


Conflict in space is becoming an ever-real possibility, with the potential of rendering the space completely useless for future generations. Current talks are centered around limiting or preventing any weapons deployed to space, but this is not the most effective way of dealing with the issue. The focus should shift to agreeing on how nations should act responsibly in space together instead of preventing nations from acting at all. The best way of accomplishing this goal is by improving satellite design, creating agreed upon and understood rules of engagement, fostering widespread cooperation between nations, and choosing not to be the aggressor in any given situation.