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The UK military has launched its first command centre aimed at protecting the country’s interests in space.
Space Command, at RAF High Wycombe, will help the UK maintain a “battle-winning advantage” in this increasingly important domain, the government says.
The UK is spending an additional £1.4bn on space capabilities over the next 10 years.
It comes as a senior UK military commander criticised China and Russia for “reckless” behaviour in space.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, the head of the Royal Air Force, told Sky News: “Right now we see countries like Russia and China