Multinational Experiment 7 Collaborative Space Mitigation Concept – An Assessment of Political Acceptability


  1. Chapman, I.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence R&D Canada - Centre for Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ON (CAN)
Within the scope of the Multinational Experiment 7, the Canadian Forces have developed a Collaborative Space Mitigation Concept (CSMC) to mitigate the risk of losing access to existing space capabilities. This concept proposes the development of partnership agreements for the sharing of space capability in the event that space assets or the access to them are lost. The formation of a space mitigation agreement is dependent on the partnering nations being able to negotiate politically acceptable provisions and limitations. A limited objective experiment was held in Lucerne, Switzerland to investigate the factors necessary to obtaining politically acceptable space mitigation agreements. International subject matter experts participated in the experiment, using two methodologies (an open tabletop discussion and a Swiss military decision support system, known as CREDO) in the investigation. This report provides results from the limited objective experiment, discussing the level of political acceptability for a number of partnership agreements which were created by the participants. Findings on the likelihood of obtaining political acceptability, the degree of political acceptability, and the necessary provisions and limitations are discussed.

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Report Number
DRDC-CORA-TM-2013-122 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Aug 2013
Number of Pages
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