Space surveillance technologies a top need for U.S. military

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Gen. John Raymond said the Space Force wants to be able to collect more data but also analyze it quickly and share it with allies and civilian space organizations. 
WASHINGTON — Space tracking sensors and artificial intelligence systems that analyze data are becoming high priorities for the U.S. Space Force and U.S. Space Command, officials said.
Chief of Space Operations Gen. John Raymond said technologies that contribute to space domain awareness are a pressing need for the U.S. Space Force.
“We need to understand what’s going on,” Raymond said Nov. 21 at the virtual Halifax International Security Forum in a joint appearance with Jim Chilton, senior vice president of Boeing’s space business.
Space domain awareness is the military term used to describe the ability to monitor and identify natural objects and satellites in orbit around the Earth and also in the lunar sphere. 
The military has a large network of sensors on the ground and in space that track objects orbiting the Earth. But the Space Force wants more sophisticated intelligence capabilities to identify potential threats such as orbital weapons disguised as civilian spacecraft. Raymond said the Space Force wants to be able to collect more data …

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