Space Security Index

The purpose of the Space Security Index is to facilitate dialogue on space security challenges and potential responses. The annual report also provides a comprehensive pedagogical tool on the concept of space security to inform debate among stakeholders and policy-makers. Therefore, the Space Security Index provides facts and focus in an important debate that has become unnecessarily polarized.

It is the first and only annual, comprehensive, and integrated assessment of space security. Based on nine indicators of space security, it provides background information and in-depth analysis on key space security trends and developments. The annual assessment has two key components:

  • A policy-neutral fact-base of trends and developments in space security based on primary, open-source research.
  • An assessment of the status of space security based on a consultative process engaging a broad cross-section of space stakeholders through an online expert survey and a working group of space experts.

Space Security Index 2015 is the twelfth annual report on developments related to safety, sustainability, and security in outer space, covering the period January-December 2014.  

It is part of the broader Space Security Index (SSI) project, which aims to improve transparency on space activities and provide a common, comprehensive, objective knowledge base to support the development of national and international policies that contribute to the security and sustainability of outer space.

          SPACE SECURITY INDEX 2015 - Executive Summary

For more information and to order copies of the Space Security Report, please contact SSI Project Manager, Anna Jaikaran, at Project Ploughshares.

The Space Security Index is a research partnership made possible by financial and in-kind support from The Simons Foundation; Project Ploughshares; Erin J.C. Arsenault Trust Fund at McGill University, Faculty of Law; Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, and the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University.

For more information and to order copies of the Space Security Index report, please contact the SSI Project Manager:

Anna Jaikaran
Program Associate
Project Ploughshares

The views expressed in the Space Security Index represent those of the experts engaged throughout the process and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Canada or the other partner organizations of