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U.S. Space Command announces improvements in space debris tracking

The 18th Space Control Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base is now providing “more meaningful” data on approximately 25,000 space objects.

WASHINGTON — U.S. Space Command starting Sept. 24 is providing more precise data about the location and potential interaction between objects in space, which could help predict collisions involving space junk, officials told SpaceNews. 

The 18th Space Control Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, is now providing “more meaningful” data on approximately 25,000 space objects tracked by the U.S. military, the squadron commander Lt. Col. Justin Sorice, said Sept. 24.

The 18 SPCS is responsible for the space domain awareness mission for the U.S. Space Force.

Most of the objects now orbiting the Earth are pieces of debris. Only about 3,200 of the 25,000 objects tracked by U.S. Space Command are active satellites, Sorice said. All users of the space catalog published on www.Space-Track.org will have access to

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