Introduction to Space Conflict

The possibility of conflict, including armed conflict, extending to outer space exists.

Increasing geo-political polarisation, and the congested and contested nature of outer space ensure that cooperative use of space is always fragile. The exploitation of, or interference with, space-based commercial, communications, navigation, and sensing functions and capabilities thus touches upon myriad strategic, operational, regulatory, and governance challenges.

Presenter information:

Professor Rob McLaughlin, Professor of Military and Security Law, Director ACSACS

Associate Professor Stephen Coleman, Associate Professor of International and Political Studies, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Reverend Dr Nikki Coleman, School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes:

This course provides a one-day introduction to the context of conflict in, from, and through space, from four perspectives: legal, ethical, strategic, and operational.

Duration: 0900 to 1700

Delivery mode: face-to-face

Locations: Australian Defence Force Academy; or

In-house delivery: Contact the Professional Education Course Unit for more information

Course fee: Standard - $999 per person / $9,990 per group booking (max. 20 participants)

       Defence - $900 per person / $9,000 per group booking (max. 20 participants)

Dates and registration: TBA

What you will receive:

  • Comprehensive set of course notes
  • UNSW certificate of attendance
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea


Further information:

School of Humanities and Social Sciences