Whiting: SPACECOM needs dynamic space operations, on-orbit servicing

By Shelley K. Mesch / April 15, 2024 at 1:47 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -- To meet emerging threats, U.S. Space Command needs more investment in fielding capabilities for dynamic space operations, including on-orbit refueling and maintenance, SPCECOM Commander Gen. Stephen Whiting said last week. “Sustained space maneuver will change how we operate, opening up new tactics, techniques and procedures and operating concepts,” Whiting said at Space Symposium, “and allowing operations until the mission is complete, not until the fuel we launched with runs out.” As China continues to develop and...

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