Keywords: anti-satellite weaponry, critical infrastructures, vulnerability, space security, simulation, satellites, gaming
Risk and vulnerability games. The anti-satellite weaponry (ASAT)
In the good-old tradition of venerable Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games, the notes gloss over the issue of anti-satellite weaponry, recently (January 2007) brought back to headlines from a relative oblivion. A few lines of basic Physics and an ad hoc computer simulation are called upon, in support of the notion that, in a World of many dissenting voices and feelings, seeing Space as a readily-vulnerable critical infrastructure is not too far-reaching a proposition.