Space

Space Force Takes Over All Military Satellite Communications

By Aazam

The Army transferred some of its satellite operations to the Space Force on Monday, marking the latest move to reorganize and grow the youngest military branch.

All Department of Defense military satellite communication functions have been consolidated under a single military service," the Space Force wrote in a press release

The Army has also transferred roughly $78 million of its budget to the Space Force for 2022 to help expand the service's infrastructure.

The Naval Satellite Operations Center NAVSOC at Naval Base Ventura County in Mugu, California, was placed under the Space Force's Space Delta 8 and designated as the new 10th Space Operations Squadron.

 Many of the Army and Navy transfers were supposed to happen at the beginning of this year, but they were pushed off by Congress' delay in passing last year's budget.

 In total, 15 units with 600 people from the Army and Navy combined are set to be transferred to the Space Force throughout this year.

 670 active-duty soldiers, sailors and Marines were selected to transfer into the military's newest branch, growing it by nearly 10%.

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