Britain launches its space command
Initiative similar to the people of america and france
UK Space Sector. Image: UK Space Agency
06/04/2021 | Madrid
Marta Blanco Sanchez
Uk government Has officially established Space command (Space command), a joint force formed by Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force And this Civil Services. When fully operational, the new force will provide command and control to all defense space capabilities, including UK Space Operations Center (SpOC), Satellite communication Skynet, To Raf feelingdales And other enabling capability. The country thus joined the list of countries that already have their own space forces, such as the US and France.
Space is essential for military operations. The loss or disruption of spatial dominance can affect the ability to perform most defense operations and has the potential to significantly impact civil, commercial, and economic activity. With this base, the United Kingdom has made its new military arm official.
is different from American space force, Which follows the naval model, aligns more with the UK Space Command Air Force. Officials in the country’s Ministry of Defense state that “space is an enabling domain that includes GPS and satellite communications that affect civilian life, as well as an operational domain where space activity of other nations can be seen.” It is about being an advocate for space, not for space fans. ‘
For British authorities “the establishment of a space command is an important step in the development of a coherent strategy to understand and operate in space aimed at protecting the interests of the United Kingdom”.
Structure and structure
The Space Command performs its functions in conjunction with the Ministry of Space Management of the Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for international coordination and international coordination of policy, strategy and space defense. address of National Space Council It will flow through the direction of space to the UK Space Command and other relevant defense elements. Will interact with the space command UK Space Agency To provide joint national space capability, when necessary.
On the other hand, there will also be close ties with the British Space Command Strategic Command and Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) Examining the development of new capabilities with the goal of integrating multiple domains.
The new command will be located at the Royal Air Force (RAF) station High fatTogether with Air Command. “This will allow the organization to leverage existing RAF space structures, such as United Kingdom Space Operations Center (UK SPOC)”, According to sources in the British Ministry of Defense. Space Command will also be responsible for the recruitment, training and development of defense personnel working in this domain.
Cooperation with international partners in space is important. Experts warn that no nation can do this alone. The new United Kingdom Space Command will continue the initiative for the country’s commitment Joint space operation, Which includes seven nations (Australia, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States), and seeks to improve opportunities for cooperation, coordination and interoperability in space.
British Space Command will also lead the country’s participation Space alliance Led by the US under operation Olympic defender And will support the development of the space sector OTAN.
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