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Space Force Issues Commercial Space Strategy; Gen. Chance Saltzman Quoted

The U.S. Space Force has unveiled a new strategy detailing how the service branch will enhance its capability development processes and foster commercial partnerships to improve the country’s competitive advantage.

The military branch said Wednesday it will implement the Commercial Space Strategy through four lines of effort: collaborative transparency, operational and technical integration, risk management and secure the future.

Gen. Chance Saltzman, chief of space operations for the Space Force, discussed the lines of effort at a symposium on Wednesday, including operational and technical integration.

“In this line of effort, we will work the details of integrating commercial space solutions into a hybrid space architecture,” said Saltzman, a 2024 Wash100 awardee.

Under this effort, the Space Force will develop processes, policies and technical standards and procedures that will enable the commercial sector to integrate hardware and data with the service branch, the general added.

The service branch will use four criteria to inform its decision-making associated with the use of commercial space platforms: operational utility, feasibility, resilience by design and speed to fielding.

The Space Force’s new strategy aligns with the Department of Defense’s recently released Commercial Space Integration Strategy.

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