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The U.S. Air Force has begun construction on a facility at Kirtland Air Force Base that will play a major role in defending the nation from attacks by other countries on U.S. satellites.
The Air Force Research Laboratory’s 26,000 square-foot, $12.8 million Space Control Laboratory will consolidate efforts now being conducted in six different facilities on the base.
“Space is now a war-fighting domain,” said Air Force Col. Eric Felt, director of the Space Vehicles Directorate at the base. “That doesn’t mean we want war in space. We certainly don’t. It doesn’t mean we have to have war in space. … If our adversaries attempt to counter us in that domain, we need to have the capabilities and the tools for our nation to counter that.”