Military Embedded Systems

USSPACECOM expands key allied space partnerships through multi-country operations


January 02, 2020

Lisa Daigle

Assistant Managing Editor

Military Embedded Systems

VANDENBURG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. National security in the space domain continues to expand its operational coordination and capabilities between the U.S. Space Command and allied nations. As a strategic defense partnership between several nations including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, operate together at the Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC); other nations collaborating on space operations with the CSpOC include Germany, France and New Zealand.

The CSpOC reports to the Combined Force Space Component Command – a subordinate command to the newly re-established USSPACECOM – and is intended to execute the operational command and control of space forces to achieve theater and global objectives. Its 24/7 operation works to continuously coordinate, plan, integrate, synchronize, and execute space operations; provide tailored space effects on demand to support combatant commanders; and accomplish national security objectives.