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A new constellation? Space Force wants to get into tactical satellite imagery business | C4ISRNET

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During the 12th annual McAleese Conference last May 12, Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond has announced that he wants the new service of the Space Force to take on a new mission. Specifically, he wants to provide tactical satellite imagery to the joint forces. Although Raymond did not provide specifics, Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear speculated that the Space Force could design and introduce a new constellation of imagery satellites. Since their rise to fame during the Gulf War, satellites have played a crucial strategic part on the ground, supporting warfighters with location, guidance, and timing data, allowing beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications, and tracking incoming missiles.

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