Contributing to Space Domain Awareness: Joint Commercial Operations

Published: 04 Apr 2024

Category: Cabinet material

This publication provides documents pertaining to Cabinet’s August 2023 decision to provide regional coordination and a national cell to Joint Commercial Operations following the United States' invitation.

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The pack comprises the following documents:

  • Contributing to Space Domain Awareness: Joint Commercial Operations minute of decision [ERS-23-MIN-0046]
  • Contributing to Space Domain Awareness: Joint Commercial Operations Cabinet paper [ERS-23-SUB-0046]

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