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News | March 22, 2022

U.S. Space Command Commander travels to Republic of Korea to strengthen space cooperation

By Staff Report U.S. Space Command

U.S. Space Command commander, U.S. Army Gen. James Dickinson, visited the Republic of Korea, March 19, 2022.
Dickinson spoke with United States Forces Korea commanding general, U.S. Army General Paul LaCamera, and met with General Park Inho, ROK Air Force Chief of Staff, to reaffirm the importance of space cooperation between the U.S. and the ROK.
Dickinson toured the Korea Space Operations Center (KSpOC) and discussed mission areas for space cooperation such as space situational awareness, position, navigation and timing, and space weather.
Opened on Sep. 30, 2021, the KSpOC is responsible for space policy development, space capability development, and space situational awareness.
Dickinson visited the Korean Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and met with KARI President Lee Sang-Ryool Lee. KARI is Korea's lead civil space agency responsible for research, development, and core technology for satellites, space launch vehicles, and select aircraft.
The U.S. – ROK Alliance remains the linchpin of peace and security in Northeast Asia, as well as the Korean Peninsula.
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.