Operation of a relocated space-surveillance radar in Western Australia may be only the first step in expanded cooperation between the U.S. and Australia in space situational awareness. Separately, Australia also is looking at setting up an independent capability in the field, says a defense department spokeswoman in Canberra. The department currently has no capability in this area, although a civilian firm, Electro Optic Systems, uses a laser at a government observatory near Canberra ...


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