Space Force turning to commercial sats to enhance in-space monitoring

June 13, 2024

Breaking Defense

Following its success at tapping hundreds of ground-based commercial sensors to keep eyes on the heavens, the Space Force now wants to replicate that model for space-to-space imagery, according to the service’s head of intelligence.

“The next pivot for looking up is to look in outer space from outer space. There’s no reason you only need to observe satellite maneuvers from the ground. You can do it from space,” Maj. Gen. Gregory Gagnon, Space Force deputy chief of space operations for intelligence, said today.

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