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Defense Ministry to set up “space unit” to monitor space debris

  • November 20, 2018
  • , Asahi
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Asahi wrote that it learned from multiple GOJ sources on Monday that the Ministry of Defense has decided to establish a “space unit” to monitor space debris and suspicious satellites. The ministry plans to set up the new unit by fiscal 2022 and operate it under an integrated command of the three branches of the SDF. The ministry is expected to include the plan in its National Defense Program Guidelines to be updated next month.

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