Space

Episode 80 – Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous

In Episode 80 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Congress, Ukraine, and China: The Rendezvous, The Mitchell Institute team gathers to discuss air and space topics that you’ve seen in the national security headlines. This week’s episode focuses on the defense bills moving through the House and Senate, with predictions regarding what Air Force priorities will win and lose. We also discuss the latest events that are occurring in Ukraine and risks involved with providing too

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Delivering on Our Commitments in Space Acquisition with Frank Calvelli

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our Schriever Spacepower Forum with Frank Calvelli, in his debut public speaking event as the new Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition and Integration. Mr. Calvelli discusses topics such as his five themes to ensure space acquisitions are achieved on cost and on schedule and synergy with the NRO and SDA. He also shares his thoughts on how the Space Force links to Secretary Kendall’s

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Orbital Vigilance: The Need for Enhanced Space-Based Missile Warning and Tracking

Arlington, VA | June 7, 2022 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce a new entry in its Policy Paper series, Orbital Vigilance: The Need for Enhanced Space-Based Missile Warning and Tracking by Christopher Stone, Senior Fellow for Space Studies at the Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence. Today, both China and Russia are fielding a new generation of hypersonic, low-flying missiles that U.S. ground-based radars are unable to track

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Episode 79 – Allied Space Perspectives: Conversation with Air Vice Marshall Smyth

In Episode 79 of the Aerospace Advantage podcast, Allied Space Perspectives: Conversation with Air Vice Marshall Smyth, host John “Slick” Baum and Gen Kevin Chilton, USAF (ret) chat with Air Vice Marshall Harv Smyth, Director of Space at the Ministry of Defence, to discuss the United Kingdom’s approach to national security issues on orbit. This conversation is especially important given the MOD’s recently released white paper: “Defence Space Strategy: Operationalizing the Space Domain.” Understanding how

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Orbital Vigilance: The Need for Enhanced Space-Based Missile Warning and Tracking

The Mitchell Institute invites you to watch our rollout for our newest policy paper: Orbital Vigilance: The Need for Enhanced Space-Based Missile Warning and Tracking by Christopher Stone, Senior Fellow for Space Studies, The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. For decades, U.S. space-based missile warning and ground based radars have provided our nation’s leaders with early warning of missile threats at home and abroad. Now that our adversaries have begun to field and use hypersonic

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