The space center is a first step for NATO to be able to bring together all of the information that it can collect in space, and it’s an effort in progress.
It is also understandable that the creation of this center is coming now. The past couple of years have seen a considerable increase in space power. The US, China, France, Japan and India, have all announced military space developments over the past few years. There certainly is a move globally to recognize space as a national and international security enabler.