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Japan to establish Space Monitoring Unit in 2022

10th December 2018 - 00:18 GMT | by Koji Miyake in Tokyo

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Japan’s MoD will establish a Space Monitoring Unit within the Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) in FY2022, its mission to track space debris and hostile killer satellites.

Dependency on space and on defending satellites is becoming a serious issue for Japan.

Currently Japan’s Space Situation Awareness (SSA) system ...

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