German Military Opens New Space Operations Center

German Military Opens New Space Operations Center. The German military on Monday officially opened its first ‘Air and Space Operations Center,’ a nod to the growing importance of satellites for the country’s national security, learned citing news18.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

The German military on Monday officially opened its first ‘Air and Space Operations Center,’ a nod to the growing importance of satellites for the country’s national security.

The center, located in the western town of Uedem, has a staff of 50 thats planned to triple over the next decade. They will focus on monitoring potential threats posed by space junk to satellites or people on the ground.

Unlike the United States, Russia and China, Berlin has no military space program. The country is a prominent member of the European Space Agency, which emphasizes the civilian uses of space.

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