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Title: Romanian National Security: A Critical Space Infrastructure Perspective
Author(s): Alexandru Georgescu   Ulpia-Elena Botezatu   Alina-Daniela Popa   Ștefan-Ciprian Arseni   Alin-Constantin Sava   

Abstract: Critical Space Infrastructures are space systems which have become important providers of services and capabilities, both for direct consumption and as components of a wider critical infrastructure system with terrestrial components. Romania, despite not having its own space systems, is deeply reliant on access to these capabilities, and its development will enhance this dependency, generating new risks, vulnerabilities and threats. The present paper will outline a framework of thought regarding the impact of critical space infrastructures on Romanian security and conclude with a series of recommendation for the governance of these issues.

Keywords: space systems, critical infrastructures, resilience, risk governance, national security


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