Japan launches Space Operations Squadron


The Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) launched its Space Operations Squadron on May 18. Japane Defense Minister Taro Kono led the launching ceremony.

“The Koku-Jieitai launched Space Operations Squadron on May 18th, and Defense Minister KONO Taro conferred its commander the official flag,” the JASDF said.

 JASDF said that Space Operations Squadron, located at Fuchu Air Base, ensures the stable use of space domain through space situational awareness operations.