Australia’s eye in the sky

“This is a perfect location for a lot of things we need to do. If they can look up and help us characterise what’s happening in space, particularly with some of the things we’ve seen with the Chinese”


US Space Command’s head General James Dickinson spoke this week during a visit to the joint US-Australia intelligence facility at Pine Gap, near Alice Springs in the middle of Australia. Pine Gap, he said, is instrumental for the operation of American reconnaissance satellites and could help the US counter Chinese hypersonic weapons.

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