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As private satellites increase in number, what are the risks of the commercialization of space?

The Global Risk Report says some governments “are encouraging private space activity to further national ‘territorial’ claims. Image: Unsplash/ NASA

Douglas Broom

Senior Writer, Formative Content

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The risks inherent in outer space becoming ever more congested. Image: World Economic Forum

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Increased private investment in space is driving down the cost of launching satellites. Image: World Economic Forum

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