Space Command Seeks to Improve Collaboration With Educational Institution to Address Challenges
The U.S. Space Command is seeking to improve its relationship with the academic community to address problems plaguing the country’s space community.
Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the Space Command, said the academia is composed of the most brilliant minds that could help USSPACECOM address its challenges.
To foster collaboration with leading researchers and educational institutions, the unified combatant command hosted the third iteration of its Academic Engagement Enterprise Symposium on Nov. 2 and 3 at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fifteen academic institutions attended the event to discuss educational partnership, workforce and research and development, among other topics, the Space Command said.
The AEE program, created in 2022, aims to achieve four goals: help improve the future workforce’s capabilities, enhance the number of space-applied research and development, expand space-related academic partnerships and foster dialogue between the command and academia.
It has 38 proposed research topics from academic partners, all centered on creating solutions in space.
USSPACECOM also made a similar move in 2022. With the rapid advancement in commercial space technology, the command eyed a public-private partnership to help the U.S. government keep pace with the latest innovations.
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