The U.S. Strategic Command and Belgium’s federal science policy office have agreedÂ to exchangeÂ space-related information and servicesÂ in a joint push to increase situationalÂ awarenessÂ inÂ the space domain.
StratcomÂ said Tuesday that BELSPO joins two intergovernmental organizations, 11 countriesÂ and more than 50 commercial satellite launchers/owners/operators that participate inÂ space situational awareness sharing effortsÂ with theÂ command.
“Agreements such as these help to strengthen our alliances while at the same time increasing our resiliency,” said U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Clinton Crosier, director of plans and policy at Stratcom.
Crosier signed a memorandum of understanding with Elke Sleurs, Belgium’s secretary of state for science policy, in Brussels to formalize the agreement.
SSA data-sharing agreements aim to reinforce multinational space cooperation and accelerateÂ the deliveryÂ of specific information that partners have requested fromÂ Stratcom.
StratcomÂ noted thatÂ information distributed to partners will aid inÂ satellite maneuver planning, electromagnetic interference reporting and investigation, satellite decommissioning and on-orbit conjunction assessmentÂ efforts.