11/30/2020

Chilean and American military held a videoconference and discussed goals for their military and civil space programs

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U.S. Southern Command hosted U.S.-Chile Space Engagement Talks with U.S. military and Chilean representatives during separate virtual sessions Oct. 28-29.

Participants from the Chilean Air Force, U.S. Space Force, U.S. Southern Command, and U.S. Space Command took part in the talks.

“Chile is one of U.S. Space Command’s strongest partners in Latin America,” said Lt Col Pete Atkinson, USSPACECOM Chief of International Engagements. “Foundational to our partnership is promoting a safe, stable, sustainable, and secure space environment. We look forward to increased cooperation and collaboration with Chile as we go forward together.”

Both the U.S. and Chile are members of the U.N. Committee for the Peaceful Use of Outer Space, which promotes the peaceful international use and exploration of space.

By facilitating dialogue on the topics of space situational awareness, cooperation and planning, research and development, partnerships with the commercial space industry, and training and education, these talks strengthened each country’s respective space programs and support the safe and peaceful use of space worldwide said U.S. Southern Command

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