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The Mitchell Institute’s Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE) informs and advances thinking about the emerging national security challenges and opportunities related to the space domain. Ensuring the American public, Congress, and the Department of Defense fully understand the issues facing the newly created Space Command and Space Force is essential to their success and the security of the United States.

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Episode 179 – Space Electronic Warfare: Key to Modern Combat Operations

In episode 179 of the Aerospace Advantage, Space Electronic Warfare: Key to Modern Combat Operations, John “Slick” Baum and Charles Galbreath chat with Col Chris “Trigger” Fernengel and Lt Col Chris “Shocker” Adams of the Space Force. It’s no secret that space is an increasingly contested domain. The U.S. didn’t...

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Episode 174 — Understanding the Air Force and Space Force Budget: Leadership Perspective

In episode 174 of the Aerospace Advantage, Understanding the Air Force and Space Force Budget: Leadership Perspective, Doug Birkey and members of the Mitchell team speak to Lt Gen Rick Moore, Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans and Programs, Headquarters, USAF, and Lt Gen Shawn Bratton, Deputy Chief of Space Operations for Strategy, Plans, Programs, and Requirements, Headquarters,...

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Episode 172 — Building Tomorrow’s Space Force Architecture: Industry Insights

In Episode 172 of the Aerospace Advantage, Building Tomorrow’s Space Force Architecture: Industry Insights, John “Slick” Baum chats with Scott Forney, the President of Electromagnetic Systems at General Atomics, along with Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret.), and Maj Gen Larry Stutzriem, USAF (Ret.), from our Mitchell Institute team. The Space...

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Episode 170 — Cislunar Space: The Latest Zone of Competition in the Space Race

In Episode 170 of the Aerospace Advantage: Cislunar Space: The Latest Zone of Competition in the Space Race, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum interviews Dr. Jaime Stearns, AFRL’s cislunar lead; Bradley Cheetham, the President of Advanced Space; and Mitchell Institute’s Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret.) about where the competition in...

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Episode 169 — Special Edition: Russian Nukes in Space? Understanding the Threat and Implications

In Episode 169 of the Aerospace Advantage: Special Edition, Russian Nukes in Space? Understanding the Threat and Implications, Mitchell Institute’s John “Slick” Baum interviews Mitchell Institute Spacepower Center of Excellence Senior Fellow Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret) about headlines we’ve seen regarding a new spacepower development. Congressman Turner (R-OH) grabbed everyone’s...

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Space Publications

Are Guardians Warfighters?

Arlington, VA | May 16, 2024 — The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies announces a new entry in its Forum Paper series, Are Guardians Warfighters?, by Col Charles Galbreath, USSF (Ret.), Senior Resident Fellow for Space Studies at the Mitchell Institute Spacepower Advantage Center of Excellence (MI-SPACE). This position paper was...

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Space: The Digital Frontier

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce the publication of its submission to the 2023 Air Power Journal for the Dubai International Air Chiefs’ Conference (DIACC), titled Space: The Digital Frontier, and authored by Senior Fellow for Spacepower Studies Charles Galbreath. Space operations are dependent on digital...

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Securing Cislunar Space and the First Island Off the Coast of Earth

Reaching the Moon was once a powerful statement of America’s prowess and global leadership, with huge strategic implications that played out during the Cold War. Today, there is a new race to the Moon and the surrounding region that will establish a precedent for both activities on Earth and further...

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Joint All-Domain Command and Control: The Role for Space

The Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies is pleased to announce the publication of its submission to the 2022 Air Power Journal for the Dubai International Air Chiefs’ Conference (DIACC), titled Joint All-Domain Command and Control: The Role for Space, and authored by Senior Fellow for Spacepower Studies Tim Ryan. Joint...

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Annual Spacepower Security Forum

Washington DC’s premiere gathering of spacepower leaders. Insightful discussions that shed light on the key trends in national security space and what they portend for the defense community as a whole.

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