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18 SDS hosts Operator Exchange with French, German space operators

Members from the Operational Center for Military Surveillance of Space Objects, German Space Situational Awareness Centre and the 18th Space Defense Squadron pose for a photo at the 18 SDS at Vandenberg Space Force Base, Calif., July 10, 2023. 18 SDS processes space surveillance network data to monitor all activity to, in, and from space, and maintains custody of all resident space objects to provide and advance a continuous, comprehensive, and combat-relevant understanding of the space situation. This first-ever German-French operator exchange aimed to advance global Space Domain Awareness by exchanging best practices, capabilities, and technologies. (U.S. Space Force photo by Julian Labit)

PHOTO BY: Julian Labit
VIRIN: 230710-X-VE588-3008.JPG
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