German military opens new space operations center

The German military has officially opened its first ‘Air and Space Operations Center,’ a nod to the growing importance of satellites for the country’s national security

BERLIN — The German military on Monday officially opened its first ‘Air and Space Operations Center,’ a nod to the growing importance of satellites for the country’s national security.

The center, located in the western town of Uedem, has a staff of 50 that’s planned to triple over the next decade. They will focus on monitoring potential threats posed by space junk to satellites or people on the ground.