The article discusses the growing strategic importance of space, expanding the concept of strategic geography beyond terrestrial considerations, and highlights Australia's unique position to contribute and benefit from the evolving space domain.


This article by Peter Wooding, writing for the Air and Space Power Centre (, makes the following points:
  • Space is a congested, contested, and competitive physical domain with growing strategic importance, necessitating an expanded understanding of strategic geography.
  • Strategic geography influences national security and prosperity, traditionally focusing on terrestrial features but now requiring consideration of space-derived effects and in-space bodies.
  • Space power, a distinct form of military power, encompasses civil, commercial, and military capabilities and political will to shape events and maintain access to space.
  • Australia's unique geographical position offers strategic benefits and opportunities for collaboration with allies and partners in the growing space domain.
  • The Moon, cis-Lunar realm, and Lagrange Points highlight the potential strategic geographic importance of the broader space environment, with implications for resource exploitation, science, and security.


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