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Aug 27 2021

NATO and Allied Space Chiefs meet for Space Conference

RAMSTEIN, Germany – Commanders from across the Alliance came together to share experience and discuss space issues at The Space Chiefs' Conference and the Space Symposium held in Colorado, USA, August 23-26.

Major General Stoye, Chief of Staff of NATO's Allied Air Command, took part as a representative from the Alliance to underline the importance of cooperation between nations and NATO in the Space Domain. The conference allowed Allied space chiefs to discuss a wide range of topics including collaboration, information sharing and interoperability.

The NATO Space Centre is already exchanging best practice, sharing training opportunities and pooling resources with Allied Space Forces, which will benefit the whole Alliance

"With the increasing capability of many NATO Allies in the Space Domain, working together is even more important," said Major General Stoye whose Allied staff at Ramstein stood up the NATO Space Centre. "The NATO Space Centre is already exchanging best practice, sharing training opportunities and pooling resources with Allied Space Forces, which will benefit the whole Alliance," he added.

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Allied Commanders discuss Space matters during a panel discussion at the 36th Space Symposium held in Colorado, USA. Photo courtesy of The Space Foundation.

The Space Symposium brought together a diverse range of stakeholders in the Space domain both military and industry, working closely with commercial partners to help increase operational efficiencies.

The NATO Space Centre serves as the focal point for all operational NATO Space matters. Increasing dialogue between NATO and Allied Space Commands and industry aims to better enable the Alliance to integrate Space capabilities into missions and operations, meeting current and future threats.

Story by Allied Air Command Public Affairs Office

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