Japan’s First Space Force Commander on His Squadron’s Role

Japan's first space force commander on his squadron's role, and Gundam: Interview
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The Japan Self-Defense Forces’ (SDF) first specialized space force, the Space Operations Squadron, was established by the Air Self-Defense Force (ASDF) on May 18. Its primary duties involve monitoring space debris and other countries’ satellites to ensure they don’t collide with Japanese satellites. The squadron’s first commander, 41-year-old Lt. Col. Toshihide Ajiki, was fascinated by the popular […] Lt. Col. Toshihide Ajiki, right, the first commander of the Space Operations Squadron, is seen accepting the flag of his new post from Defense Minister Taro Kono, in this pool photo taken in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward on May 18, 2020. TOKYO

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