International Militaries Reach For The Stars

German SAR-Lupe system
Germany’s military has been operating its SAR-Lupe system for nearly 15 years, but even with the formation of a new space command, the constellation is set to remain in the hands of the country’s Strategic Reconnaissance Command.
Credit: OHB-System AG
During the Cold War, the space domain was dominated by U.S. and Soviet intelligence-gathering and ballistic missile warning capabilities that few other nations could match or fund. But today, militaries of many more countries are reaching for the stars. Some forces may develop niche satellite...

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