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.

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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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