Adm. Cecil Haney: 2 US Space Programs Key to Deter Natl Security Satellite Threats

Cecil Haney
Cecil Haney

Navy Adm. Cecil Haney, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, has said he believes two space threat deterrence programs can help the country thwart potential adversary attacks on national security satellites, Space News reported Tuesday.

Mike Gruss writes Haney told audience at the Space and Missile Defense Symposium that the Defense Department and the intelligence community have established the Joint Interagency Combined Space Operations Center at Schriever Air Force Base in an effort to help address emerging threats in space.

Haney added he believes the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program can serve as a deterrent to space security threats, according to the report.

The report said the U.S. Air Force sent two Orbital ATK-built GSSAP satellites into orbit in 2014 and is scheduled to launch two similar satellites Friday.

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