What does perspective mean in relation to space power?

The space domain’s increased perspective of the battlespace further enables capabilities to extend beyond the terrestrial horizon. Exploiting the benefits of space-based systems enables long range secure satellite communications (SATCOM); precision manoeuvre and strike using global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), eg Global Positioning System (GPS), and an information advantage from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) satellites.

Space missions provide a whole-of theatre perspective permitting the joint force to observe and dominate surface activities and enhance decision superiority.


Key Terms


The greater field of view and extended horizon of the operational environment obtained by virtue of a platform’s operating altitude