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SDF space operations unit to be launched later this month

  • May 9, 2020
  • , Asahi, Mainichi
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The Saturday editions of Asahi and Mainichi highlighted an announcement by Defense Minister Kono on Friday that a 20-member “Space Operations Squadron” will be established at an ASDF base in Fuchu, Tokyo, on May 18, and that the unit will conduct space debris surveillance. “Along with cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum, outer space is an important domain for national defense,” said the minister. “The establishment of the space unit is extremely meaningful from the standpoint of placing the nation in an advantageous position in this domain at an early stage.”

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