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News | Dec. 16, 2022

Polaris Awards recipients visit JCO

By Ms. Bridget Bonnette Joint Task Force-Space Defense Public Affairs

Polaris Awards recipients pose for a group photo during a visit to the Joint Task Force-Space Defense Commercial Operations Cell (JCO) facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Dec. 9, 2022. This year, the U.S. Space Force established the Polaris Awards program as the first-ever unique, service-wide annual awards program, and the inaugural recipients received immersion tours from space organizations throughout the area. The JCO is an extension of the National Space Defense Center operations floor, and it leverages best-of-breed commercial providers to provide diverse, timely Space Domain Awareness (SDA) in direct support of the NSDC’s core protect and defend mission. (U.S. Space Force photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jose Rodriquez)

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