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News | Nov. 4, 2021

USSPACECOM hosts German Air Force Operations Center, German Space Command commanders

By U.S. Space Command Public Affairs Office

U.S. Space Command hosted the German Air Force Operations Center commander and the German Space Command commander at its headquarters Nov. 3, 2021.

U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, USSPACECOM commander, met with LtGen Klaus Habersetzer, German Air Force, Commander Air Force Operations Command, and MajGen Michael Traut, German Air Force, Commander Space Command, to reaffirm the importance of space cooperation between the United States and Germany. Officials from each organization traded mission briefings, and USSPACECOM provided Habersetzer and Traut briefings on threats to the space domain, strategic partnerships and global space operations.

Dickinson, Habersetzer and Traut reaffirmed the importance of developing responsible space behaviors for the safety, security and sustainability of the space domain.

Germany stood up its space command, Weltraumkommando, in July.

USSPACECOM conducts operations in, from, and to space to deter conflict, and if necessary, defeat aggression, deliver space combat power for the Joint and Combined force, and defend U.S. vital interests with allies and partners.