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Release No: 264-13
April 24, 2013

DOD Signs Data Sharing Agreement

            The Department of Defense has signed a Space Situational Awareness (SSA) international sharing agreement with the Department of Defence of Australia. 

            This signed government-to-government memorandum is the first that will permit an advanced exchange of SSA data. 

            “Many nations share the space domain, and it is in our best interest to create an environment where the sharing of SSA data facilitates transparency and improves flight safety,” said Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander of U.S. Strategic Command. 

            SSA exchanges will assist partners with activities such as launch support, maneuver planning, support for on-orbit anomaly resolution, electromagnetic interference reporting and investigation, support for launch anomalies and de-commissioning activities, and on-orbit conjunction assessments. 

            For more information pertaining to this release, media may contact the U.S. Strategic Command public affairs office at 402-294-4130, 402-294-5659 or PA@stratcom.mil .

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