South Korea Air Force Launches First Space Monitoring Center

D-Bo , July 10, 2015, 11:27 a.m.

The Korean Air Force opened the nation's first space monitoring center on Wednesday. The Air Force said the center, located at its headquarters in Gyerong, South Chungcheong Province, aims to better prepare for emergencies in outer space.

The center will receive real-time information from the U.S. Strategic Command in charge of space surveillance as the two countries agreed to share cosmic data back in September. The center is part of Korea's plan to beef up its military capabilities in outer space by the year 2040.


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