Maintaining Space Situational Awareness and Taking it to the Next Level
AIR AND SPACE POWER JOURNAL MAXWELL AFB AL
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Without question, the United States has become increasingly reliant on space. Both economically and militarily, our dependence on space assets is undeniable. Orbiting satellites provide myriad services that we have become dependent on, such as precise position, navigation, and timing PNT communications weather data missile warning and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance ISR. These functions have served not only as the lifeblood of the global economy over the last decade but also as key enablers in conducting the global war on terror. As the strategic focus shifts to the Pacific region, our reliance on space assets will become even more important, and preserving US space capabilities will prove critical to ensuring America s military dominance in any future conflict.
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