The proliferation of space-based technologies has prompted NATO and its partners to formalise their approach to operations in and from space. At the NATO leaders meeting in December 2019, the Alliance formally recognized space as an operational domain, whilst the U.S. and France are already developing their own space forces. Ahead of this year’s Space Operations Summit, Defence iQ compiled this map outlining advances in space capabilities across and beyond NATO.
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Main benefits of downloading the map:
Download the map to learn more about countries and organizations that will be present at Space Operations Summit such as:
The U.S. – Update on the establishment of the U.S. Space Force with over US$49.6 billion in budget requests
NATO – Update on the impact of naming space as an operational domain
France – Additional EUR700 million in funding announced between now and 2025 in the view to obtain self-defence capabilities in space and reinforce its surveillance resources
Italy – Development of Ital-GovSatCom communications satellite, which will be used by Italy and other nations as part of the pan-European Govsatcom programme
United Kingdom - Investment of over £30 million planned for the UK’s defence space programme and an update on the UK MOD’s Service Delivery Wrap contest to provide a ground station element for the military communications programme Skynet 6
These programmes and policies will be discussed at the Space Operations Summit, where a panel of senior speakers will further the discussion of leveraging space-based capabilities for the joint force. To download the full agenda of the conference, please click here.
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