What could a defensive space operation look like?
What elements would be required for a defensive space operation?
What skills do the operators require?
Where would the resources be located? How would they get there? What lead times are required?
Space control supports freedom of action in space by employing offensive and defensive space control measures that mitigate the adversaries’ ability to interfere with or attack our space systems. Offensive space control involves preventing adversaries from exploiting space by attacking their capabilities through deception, disruption, degradation, denial or destruction. Defensive space control includes measures to preserve our ability to exploit space by using active or passive measures while protecting our space capabilities from attack or interference.