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US Secretary of Defense Signs Space Command

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Since 29 this August, the Space Command has appeared in the US Department of Defense. The order on his organization was signed by US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. This is reported by "Nplus1".


US Secretary of Defense Signs Space Command


The newly created Space Command became the 11 combat command within the US Department of Defense and, according to the order of the Secretary of Defense, will be responsible for four key areas of activity: containment of a potential adversary in outer space, protection of American objects in orbit, development of space support facilities, including global navigation and participation in preparation of multi-domain operations.

From the US defense budget for the 2020 year, 83,8 million dollars was allocated to the Space Command, of which 75,6 was transferred from previously existing departments, one way or another connected with military space programs.

Reportedly, the new Space Command was headed by General John Raymond, who led the US Air Force Space Command from 2016 onwards, which became the basis for creating a new structure within the Pentagon.

According to the publication, in fact, the Pentagon has revived the former structure in its composition, which appeared under Reagan and has been operating from 1985 to 2002. She was responsible for providing the U.S. Army with satellite communications, reconnaissance, navigation, missile warning, and weather forecasts for regions where the U.S. was fighting.

US President Donald Trump came up with a proposal to create space forces in 2018, his proposal was supported by the US Congress and the Pentagon.
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  1. Rwmos
    Rwmos 30 August 2019 14: 03
    +5
    I remember how the hobbits reacted to the creation of the Russian Aerospace Forces ... Interestingly, they will repeat the same thing about the USA?
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    2. Pedrodepackes
      Pedrodepackes 30 August 2019 14: 19
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      Quote: RWMos
      I remember how the hobbits reacted to the creation of the Russian Aerospace Forces ... Interestingly, they will repeat the same thing about the USA?

      not how can? Only the USA is doing everything right. smile
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 30 August 2019 15: 12
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        With a proposal to create space forces in 2018 US President Donald Trump spoke, his proposal was supported by the US Congress and the Pentagon.

        "Trumps" come and go in the United States, and there has always been colonial globalism in Washington's quest for world domination in the US Congress and the Pentagon.

        Therefore, the United States never counts on peacefulness. Moreover, on the territory of the United States itself, there were no world wars - neither WWII nor WWII.
    3. Terenin
      Terenin 30 August 2019 15: 00
      +1
      Now in orbits there are about three thousand US satellites for various purposes. In the next 10 years, only American companies intend to launch another 15 thousand spacecraft into orbits. And Russian, Chinese pr .... When they work in a single system, it’s good. And if the system crashes for any reason? No. Yearning.
      1. Rwmos
        Rwmos 30 August 2019 16: 34
        -1
        Currently, only one country is ABLE to launch manned space missions. And this is not the United States.
        And to release into orbit - it was the work of a master's thesis ... Even in zero, for example, in Bauman. And how many MGU-shniki were launched this year alone?
        1. Rwmos
          Rwmos 31 August 2019 00: 38
          0
          Do you know how to translate, comrade with a minus, which are not capable of substantiating?, Remember, fate
          1. Tsoy
            Tsoy 31 August 2019 04: 32
            +2
            Quote: RWMos
            Do you know how to translate, comrade with a minus, which are not capable of substantiating?, Remember, fate


            I didn’t set the minus, but didn’t you forget about China?
            1. Rwmos
              Rwmos 31 August 2019 06: 31
              -1
              You at least said something, at least somehow there is a justification - plus or minus, but really, offending - not. they say with a fool of your mind, my score! Why? I wanted to eat! If I - so I would like to know - why am I a fool? Can't I be wrong? Wrong - say that. where, how ... And these "minusers" ... Arrived - shit - working day "have a routine!"
  2. Infinity
    Infinity 30 August 2019 14: 14
    0
    Welcome to the world of Star Wars! Although space was previously used for military purposes (reconnaissance), it seems that it is necessary to prepare for the deployment of weapons.
    I think this is a natural stage in the development of armaments, which was predicted by science fiction writers many, many decades ago.
    In general, the Soviet posters about peaceful space are recalled ...



  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 30 August 2019 14: 22
    +5
    Four key areas of activity: containing a potential adversary in outer space, protecting American objects in orbit, developing space-based support facilities, including global navigation and participating in the preparation of multi-domain operations.
    And before, who did this? About multi-domain smiled. Gives something from a group sex in half with metallurgy, maybe it is worth not so thoughtlessly transferring foreign language transcriptions when writing articles? You can just say - "combined arms operation"
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 30 August 2019 14: 29
    0
    It’s necessary to wait. The amounts for such tasks are so far absolutely ridiculous. We will see wassat
    1. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 30 August 2019 15: 36
      0
      "" US Space Command Budget Request includes $ 83,8 million. USA to support a total of 617 people in the US Space Command.

      This figure includes funding of $ 75,6 million. USA, transferred from existing accounts to support 587 personnel transferred to command from US strategic command organizations, including the National Space Defense Center (NSDC), the Joint Space Components Command (JFSCC), the Joint Naval Navigation Center ( JNWC)) and other organizations. The request also provides for $ 8,2 million. United States to fund 30 people at the command headquarters. "
      1. To be or not to be
        To be or not to be 30 August 2019 15: 53
        +1
        US Space Forces (the Space Force):
        1. Space Development Agency - capabilities development and fielding,
        Space Development Agency - Development and Deployment Opportunities
        2. Space Operations Force - developing space leaders and joint space warfighters,
        Space Operations Forces - Development of Space Leadership and Joint Space BD
        3. Services and Support - leadership and support structures,
        service and support
        4. Space Command - developing Space Force warfighting operations to protect US
        national interest
        Space Command ....
  5. midshipman
    midshipman 30 August 2019 15: 14
    +1
    In the early 80s, the USA came up with such an offer to us. But then D.F. Ustinov declined this offer. I had to participate in these meetings. The Americans wanted in space to create platforms from which they could destroy selected targets.
    And remember, the commander of the Space Forces was A.A. Maximov. Now one of the research institutes in Roscosmos bears his name. The deputy commander was G.S. Titov. At one time in the early 70's I signed flight sheets for tasks in military unit 15650 (Vladimirovka). He was allowed to fly around the RSBN-6S. Then, when I had to work in the USSR Ministry of Radio Industry, we were friends with him ..
  6. Shopping Mall
    Shopping Mall 30 August 2019 15: 16
    0
    On the emblem of the Space Command at the eagle in the paw a pack of arrows, a hint of orbital strike platforms?
  7. Yaro Polk
    Yaro Polk 30 August 2019 15: 59
    0
    For every mattress satellite, there is always a bucket of bolts laughing
  8. faterdom
    faterdom 30 August 2019 20: 18
    +1
    Trump Vader. Or Donald Dart. The thunderbolt is shorter. Or the space pirate Rats from the Bulychev saga about Alice ...
    Who are you, Mr. Trump? We will not recognize you in makeup!