Great Britain creates its own Space Command

Great Britain creates its own Space Command

Vice marshal aviation Harvey Smith (center) at the US Marine Air Force Base


Another country will soon acquire its own Space Command. According to NPlus1 with reference to Defense News, the UK Department of Defense has embarked on the formation of a space command structure.

According to reports, the British Space Command will be led by Air Vice Marshal Harvey Smith, who has so far led the No. 1 Group, which is responsible for conducting air combat and striking at ground targets. This structure is subject to all combat aircraft of the British Air Force.

The UK Ministry of Defense explained that the reason for creating the space command was the need for a unified management of space programs and assets of the country, such as: the creation of Skynet 6 communications satellites, a project to develop radar stations for detecting ballistic missiles and their warheads, the concept of a GNSS satellite global positioning system, and reconnaissance satellites.

Initially, the staff of the new structure will include 25 military and civil servants. According to the plans of the British Ministry of Defense, the command will begin to function in February 2020, after the official appointment of Smith to the post of commander. The offices of the new command will be located in the building of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain in Whitehall in London. To finance the new structure has already allocated 9,1 billion dollars for a period of 10 years.

The 23rd Royal Air Force squadron, which will serve as the British space force, has been transferred to the space forces command. There are no other details about the new structure.

Recall that Russia, the USA and France have their own space command. The creation of such a structure was seriously considered in Japan.
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Lance cpl. Jonah Lovy / US Marine Corps
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  1. rocket757 16 January 2020 14: 40 New
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    Another country will soon acquire its own Space Command.

    command is cool! and everything else, than when to command?
    1. Abbot 16 January 2020 14: 47 New
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      Recall that Russia, the USA and France have their own space command. The creation of such a structure was seriously considered in Japan.

      Why isn’t China? Well, soon the identity will be tightened. Previously, Her Majesty was a trendsetter in military affairs, but now something is not right, some phantom pains of former greatness.
      1. rocket757 16 January 2020 15: 01 New
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        Quote: Abbot
        Why isn’t China?

        Actually, they have taikonauts and ships. They do it themselves, besides ...
        it seems that the external tinsel does not bother them, but the essence of them is already there!
    2. dzvero 16 January 2020 14: 50 New
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      and everything else, than when to command?

      And what. There is already a boss, and the boss also has a boss who can shout "mustache is gone" and "give me money," pointing his finger to the east, what else is needed for happiness ...
      1. rocket757 16 January 2020 14: 58 New
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        Quote: dzvero
        what else is needed for happiness ...

        A blasphemous assumption - you must have something that knows how to fly beyond the atmosphere! Ali, am I wrong?
        1. dzvero 16 January 2020 15: 02 New
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          In principle, not necessarily. You can, of course, begin to develop such things as to have them later. But, as practice shows, very often the duration of the process is preferable to a quick result. Especially at the expense of the budget: smiley:
          1. Thrall 16 January 2020 15: 04 New
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            The space command has been transferred 23rd Royal Air Force Squadron, which will serve as the space forces of Great Britain.

            Something I have not found anywhere ...
            1. dzvero 16 January 2020 15: 07 New
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              Maybe they raised the number from the archive?
              1. Thrall 16 January 2020 15: 44 New
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                Quote: dzvero
                Maybe they raised the number from the archive?

                Probably.
                23rd in the 2nd World War.
            2. rocket757 16 January 2020 15: 08 New
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              Quote: Thrall
              Something I have not found anywhere ...

              And this is a big secret, a secret. And then they will also be asked to fly higher and get a star from the sky anywhere!
        2. rich 16 January 2020 15: 03 New
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          British space command will lead vice marshal of aviation Harvey Media

          Space Command - Space Salaries !!! fellow
          1. rocket757 16 January 2020 15: 09 New
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            Quote: Rich
            Space Command - Space Salaries !!!

            This is absolutely their business, perhaps very secret.
  2. den3080 16 January 2020 14: 41 New
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    Christmas trees. They barely hold their own components together, and the British CIS will appear within the framework of a single island (England, Scotland, etc.). Grandchildren run away across the ocean and blackmail the granny .... how we tell ...
    And there too - they gathered to command the cosmos :)) your deeds are wonderful, Lord
  3. knn54 16 January 2020 14: 42 New
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    British scientists to help you ...
  4. KAVBER 16 January 2020 14: 43 New
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    Everyone has long forgotten about peaceful space and the campaign forever.
  5. paul3390 16 January 2020 14: 46 New
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    A fun institution for a country that does not even have its own means of launching into orbit ..
    1. Nastia makarova 16 January 2020 14: 48 New
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      if only it was)))) all over the world officials create chocolate places for themselves and s \ n
  6. 1536 16 January 2020 14: 48 New
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    Britain goes ... into space? So, "colonial space wars" are just around the corner.
    1. maidan.izrailovich 16 January 2020 15: 03 New
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      Britain goes ... into space? So, "colonial space wars" are just around the corner.

      Well, this is only if aliens colonize small Britain itself. lol
      1. 1536 16 January 2020 15: 19 New
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        You are wrong, dear, since the whole history of Britain is a series of bribery, intrigue, etching of various peoples among themselves, organization and financing of armed conflicts and wars. And space today is explored and explored by a fairly large number of countries. Bring them all together, for example, on the basis of "exploration of the Moon", and the thing is in the hat: cut coupons, receive dividends by organizing, for example, some kind of "space tribunal" or "international space commission" to "resolve" conflicts.
  7. pavelty 16 January 2020 14: 50 New
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    Space debris to command, a great space power ...
  8. KCA
    KCA 16 January 2020 15: 00 New
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    The Russian Aerospace Forces were formed in 2015, what about military space, I don’t know, but the interaction of air and space, as well as land and fleet, is clearly 100% functional, catch up, “partners” like Khrushchev America
  9. Tank hard 16 January 2020 15: 50 New
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    I’m embarrassed to ask .. but do they have anything to command there? repeat
    1. cniza 16 January 2020 16: 09 New
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      The 23rd Royal Air Force squadron, which will serve as the British space force, has been transferred to the space forces command. There are no other details about the new structure.


      What time and headquarters. lol
      1. Tank hard 16 January 2020 16: 11 New
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        Quote: cniza
        The 23rd Royal Air Force squadron, which will serve as the British space force, has been transferred to the space forces command. There are no other details about the new structure.


        What time and headquarters

        And I thought that they have an air force with spacewalk. laughing
        1. cniza 16 January 2020 17: 41 New
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          Well, almost, the US will help. lol
  10. cniza 16 January 2020 16: 08 New
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    Recall that Russia, the USA and France have their own space command. The creation of such a structure was seriously considered in Japan.


    It is getting crowded there ...
  11. Pux-m 16 January 2020 18: 37 New
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    And what did the "British scientists" forget about Skripal ...?
    What are you planning to fly to, or have you bought a place from Russia ..?
    Space Command, well, they’ll call a pancake ..
    As of now only Russia can call itself military space forces, we are launching our only manned ships in the world!
    Soon, the Outskirts will also create a videoconferencing system)))))