September 02, 2021

Senator Hassan Tours New Boston Space Force Station; Discusses Need to Invest in Space Technology

NEW BOSTON – U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan yesterday toured the New Boston Space Force Station, which is part of the U.S. Space Force Delta 6 –  Space Access and Cyberspace Operations, and met with military officials, civilian employees, and contractors to discuss American satellites and defense systems.

 

The New Boston Space Force Station provides critical capabilities for military and civilian satellites that perform operations dealing with intelligence, weather, navigation, early-warning, and communications. The men and women of the New Boston Space Force Station also run the largest Air Force Satellite Control Network remote tracking station, which provides access to space and cyberspace. 

 

“As a member of the Homeland Security Committee, I understand the threats facing our country in the 21st century and the role that space will play in our national security. New Hampshire has a proud tradition of military service, and that is on display every day at the New Boston Space Force Station as Granite Staters work to support American satellites and defense systems. I look forward to continue working on a bipartisan basis to support our national security and ensure that our military has the resources that it needs to maintain a technological edge in space,” said Senator Hassan.

 

During the tour, Senator Hassan met with Lt. Col. David Zesinger, Base Commander, 23d Space Operations Squadron; Major Joel Chalmers, Operations Officer, 23d Space Operations Squadron; and Master Sgt. Kyle Duley, Squadron Superintendent, 23d Space Operations Squadron.

 

Senator Hassan is working to foster American innovation and discovery, and recently worked with a bipartisan group of her colleagues to pass the United States Innovation and Competition Act to help the U.S. outcompete China, including by making significant federal investments in space exploration and research.

 

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