Space Command: UK launches new defence against threats from space

Sky News published this video item, entitled “Space Command: UK launches new defence against threats from space” – below is their description.

The UK’s Space Command, a joint effort comprised of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force, will respond to growing threats from China and Russia.

Military chiefs say we have to be alert to the risk of other countries developing anti-satellite weaponry, which could affect our everyday lives.

Sky’s foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes reports.

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