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French Space Command
Commandement de l'Espace
Country France
BranchFrench Air and Space Force
TypeSpace force
RoleSpace warfare
Garrison/HQToulouse Space Center1
CommanderGénéral de division aérienne Michel Friedling

The French Space Command (French: Commandement de l'Espace, CdE) is a formation of the French Air and Space Force, which deals with space issues. It supersedes the Joint Space Command, which was created in 2010.


A formation of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, the JSC is placed under the authority of the Chief of the Defence Staff (France). Within the Defense staff, it is under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Operations.

The JSC:[1]

French space assets

France possesses all major kinds of military assets :

In relation with its German and Italian partners, France can access SAR imagery, respectively SAR-Lupe and COSMO-SkyMed.


The JSC was created in 2010.[2] From that date, the JSC commanders are:


  1. ^ "Hearing of the French Joint Commander for Space". SatelliteObservation.net. February 5, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. ^ "French Joint Space Command On Schedule to Open in July". Space News. April 25, 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2023.