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News | Feb. 5, 2024

Global Sentinel kicks off, brings 25 nations together

By Staff Report U.S. Space Command

U.S. Space Command kicked off its annual two-week Global Sentinel capstone event Feb. 5-16, 2024, at Vandenberg Space Force Base, California.

Global Sentinel is USSPACECOM’s premier security cooperation effort, designed to strengthen and grow international partnerships, improve operational collaboration and promote responsible behavior in the space domain.
“As the world confronts dynamic challenges, the space domain will remain essential to global security and prosperity, further demonstrating the importance of events like Global Sentinel,” said U.S. Space Force Gen. Stephen Whiting, U.S. Space Command Commander. “The participation of 25 nations from around the globe is a powerful demonstration of our shared interests to communicate and enhance the safety and stability of space operations.”
More than 200 participants will work together during the event, with each participating nation embedded in a Regional Space Operations Center (R-SpOC) while maintaining national command and control of their sensors for planning, tasking, and analysis.
In addition to the United States, partner nations include Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Germany, Finland, France, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Ukraine, and United Kingdom. Invited observer nations include India, Mexico and Qatar.
USSPACECOM, working with Allies and Partners, plans, executes, and integrates military spacepower into multi-domain global operations in order to deter aggression, defend national interests, and when necessary, defeat threats.