14 juillet 2021 | International, Aérospatial

Germany establishes new military space command

The German military has announced the creation of a separate command dedicated to space, becoming the latest of a handful of nations prioritizing more resources and missions among the stars.

https://www.defensenews.com/space/2021/07/13/germany-establishes-new-military-space-command/&hl=en&geo=US/

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