Pentagon wants commercial ‘space reserve’ to support military satellites in orbit

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The United States Department of Defense is developing a plan to use the ever-growing American commercial space industry for national security purposes.


The plan, known as the Commercial Augmentation Space Reserve, or CASR, would allow the U.S. Space Force to use the capabilities of the commercial space sector through “pre-negotiated contractual agreements which would be activated in times of crisis or conflict,” according to the service’s “Commercial Space Strategy” document, which was released in April 2024

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