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Lt. Gen. John Shaw: Spacecom Plans Space Domain Partnerships With NASA, Industry

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Lt. Gen. John Shaw
Lt. Gen. John Shaw Deputy Commander U.S. Space Command

Lt. Gen. John Shaw, deputy commander of U.S. Space Command (Spacecom), said that Spacecom and NASA could enter into a partnership in the coming months to address planetary threats that could hamper space domain awareness, National Defense Magazine reported Wednesday.

Shaw told attendees at a Washington Space Business webinar Wednesday the two organizations will likely collaborate on an “operationally focused” planetary defense mission. 

He added that Spacecom is looking to work with the private sector to build satellite communications technology and address risks from orbital debris.

The Department of Defense established Spacecom in Aug. 2019 as the U.S. military's 11th unified combatant command to help protect national interests in the space domain.

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