STRATCOM Expands Space Surveillance with Israel Agreement

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August 23, 2015 | Source: Mark Pomerleau, Defense Systems

The U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM) is continuing to partner with other nations in data sharing and situational awareness about satellites and debris orbiting in space. Most recently, STRATCOM entered into a Space Situational Awareness data sharing agreement with Israel that, like agreements the United States has with other countries, will enable both to better track objects in space, thereby increasing the safety of their spaceflight operations, according to a STRATCOM release.

“U.S. Strategic Command is committed to improving our space situational awareness services and increasing our cooperation through formal partnerships such as these, especially as more countries, companies and organizations field space capabilities and benefit from the use of systems there,” said Adm. Cecil D. Haney, STRATCOM commander. “After all, we have a shared interest in acting responsibly, promoting transparency and enhancing the long-term sustainability, stability, safety and security of space.”