In December 2019, NATO Heads of State and Government declared space as the Alliance's "fifth domain" of operations, alongside land, sea, air and cyberspace. NATO Defence Ministers subsequently agreed to the creation of a space centre at NATO's Allied Air Command in Ramstein, Germany during a meeting in October 2020.
The NATO Space Centre will support NATO operations, missions and activities in order to increase NATO Space Domain Awareness through the co-ordination of data, products and services with Allies.
The NATO Space Centre will be located within existing facilities at Allied Air Command and will initially be staffed with a small team of experts already working at the Command.
NATO's new Space Centre is part of the Alliance's collective defence efforts to ensure its competitive advantage.