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US Space Force evolves its training focus

12th May 2021 - 10:00 GMT | by Dr Joetey Attariwala in Canada

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USSF trainees assigned to the 320th Training Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. (Photo: USAF)

As it expands, the US Space Force needs to address specific training requirements.

The US Space Force (USSF) is seeking to develop a space range to test, train on and evaluate orbital assets.

Speaking to Shephard, Col Peter Flores, commander of Space Training and Readiness Delta (Provisional) (STAR Delta (P)), explained: ‘A space range is really a transitory thing, that for some amount of time, from point A to point B, we will be using a volume of space for some specific activity; and when we’re not using it, it’s just space.'

He added: 'There’s always a balance between what needs to happen live and what needs to happen in a simulated environment, but …

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