SPACECOM, Commerce wrapping up framework accord on space surveillance

June 28, 2022

Breaking Defense:

A top-level agreement on how to begin the handover of responsibility for monitoring the heavens from Space Command to the Commerce Department (DoC) is expected to be finalized by the end of August, according to government officials.

That agreement — to be signed by Gen. James Dickinson, SPACECOM commander; Gen. Jay Raymond, chief of the Space Force; and Richard Spinrad, Commerce undersecretary for Oceans and Atmosphere — is designed as a framework and thus will be light on details, sources close to the process told Breaking Defense.

Nonetheless, it is important as a necessary first step in formalizing the long-planned shift…

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