French Space Command conducts its first war-games exercise

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The French Space Command conducted its first space war-games exercise, challenging some 60 space operators to defend French space assets against multiple threats arising from a conflict between two imaginary nations somewhere in the mid-Atlantic Ocean.

The five-day exercise at the Toulouse Space Center, where the growing Space Command is based, compressed into four days a simulation of a four-week period during which a hostile power attempted an overly close proximity operation with one of the French satellites, and used an anti-satellite weapon . . .

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