Space

NATO’s dependence on Space systems implies the need to ensure that resources and capabilities are available during all operational phases. The lack of Space capabilities and products could hamper the success of NATO operations. This assessment has led NATO to recognize Space as a separate Operational Domain in 2019.

Since its establishment in 2005, the JAPCC has included space in its portfolio of tasks and has intensively supported and promoted the evolving developments in recent years.

In cooperation with the NATO Space Centre of Excellence, which is in the process of being established in Toulouse France, the JAPCC will continue to implement the Space Domain within NATO, specifically in the Air Domain. The JAPCC Space SMEs provide support in all functional areas of Space (PNT, ISR, METOC, SSA, SATCOM, SEW and Space Security) to offer multinational expertise to key decision-makers for effective solutions on Space Power challenges, in order to safeguard the Alliance.

Featured Publications

The new NATO Space Centre of Excellence

A Newcomer in the World of Space Expertise for NATO’s Benefit
By Col 
Thierry 
Chapeaux 
Over decades, Space has taken an increasingly important role in all the aspects of our daily life. As a result, we are now permanently connected to and through ‘Space’. The strategic features of Space have [...]

National Military Space Operations Centres

Requirements on National Centres with Respect to NATO Needs
By Lt Col 
Heiner 
Grest 
NATO does not have space-based resources of its own; however, the organization is heavily and increasingly dependent on space data, products and services to conduct military operations, missions and other activities, as well as executing [...]

A View from Above

Air Domain Focused Observations on the Ukraine Conflict
By Maj 
Brian 
Ladd 
By Wg Cdr 
Jez 
Parkinson 
By Col 
Erik 
Rab 
By Lt Col 
Marco 
Sampimon 
By Maj 
Eelco 
Tolsma 
Although the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is still ongoing, with no prospect for termination of the hostilities in the foreseeable future, some initial observations can be made with respect to the air domain. These [...]

Subject Matter Experts

Major

Arda Ayan

Subject Matter Expert 
Space

Major Arda Ayan graduated from the Turkish Air Force Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering and was stationed as a SHORAD (Short Range Air Defence) officer at the 6th Main Jet Base Anti-Aircraft Battalion Command. Following his Master’s degree in Space Sciences, in 2014 he was...

Lieutenant Colonel

Heiner Grest

Subject Matter Expert 
Space

Lieutenant Colonel Heiner Grest is currently the acting Branch Head of JAPCC’s 2020 established Space Branch. He began his military career in 1982 as a conscript. Throughout his career, he has been working in various command and staff positions in Ground-Based Air and Missile Defence and diverse national staff positions....

Major

Brian Ladd

Subject Matter Expert 
Space

Major Brian Ladd graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in History and received his commission by AFROTC. His first tour was at the 4th Space Operations Squadron at Schriever AFB in Colorado Springs, CO, where he was a Satellite Operator of the MILSTAR communications...

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