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Japanese Minister for Space Policy visits Vandenberg

Japanese Minister for Space Policy visits Vandenberg

Col. Scott Brodeur, Commander, Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), discusses space operations and capabilities with Japanese space policy officials during a tour of the CSpOC at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018. During the visit Japanese space officials also received mission briefings from the CSpOC staff and the 18th Space Control Squadron. The tour, briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cody Chiles)

Minister Matsuyama visit

Brig. Gen. Matthew Davidson, Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, (left center) and Masaji Matsuyama, Japanese Minister of State for Space Policy, (right center) pose for a photo with American and Japanese officials during a meeting at the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018. During the visit Japanese space officials received mission briefings from the CSpOC staff and the 18th Space Control Squadron, and toured the CSpOC operations floor. The briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cody Chiles).

Japanese Minister for Space Policy visits Vandenberg

Masaji Matsuyama, Japanese Minister of State for Space Policy, (left center) speaks with Brig. Gen. Matthew Davidson, Vice Commander, 14th Air Force, (right center) during a meeting at the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC), Vandenberg AFB, Calif., Aug. 20, 2018. During the visit Japanese space officials received mission briefings from the CSpOC staff and the 18th Space Control Squadron, and toured the CSpOC operations floor. The briefings and subsequent discussions highlighted a range of topics, to include tactical and national security objectives in space, Space Surveillance Network operations, Space Situational Awareness data sharing, conjunction notifications, exercises and future space security cooperation between the U.S. and Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cody Chiles)

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --