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Today at @SpaceFoundation’s #SpaceSymposium, #USSPACECOM deputy commander Lt. Gen. John Shaw participated in a panel on #PlanetaryDefense🌎 alongside leaders from @NASA, @esa, and @JHUAPL. #Thread🧵
2/ #PlanetaryDefense is a team effort, a human effort, the biggest team we could possibly conceive.”
3/ Noting #USSPACECOM’s area of responsibility for everything above 100km, Lt Gen Shaw said, “if there’s a threat in our domain, we have an implied task to be aware of, assess, and provide recommendations against it.” 🛰
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#USSPACECOM Chief of Staff, @usairforce Maj. Gen. Brook Leonard moderated a #SpaceSymposium panel comprised of the leadership from #USSPACECOM’s service components, the source from which combatant commands like #USSPACECOM receive forces and capabilities. #Thread🧵
1/ Alongside international partners and allies, #USSPACECOM promotes responsible behaviors in the space domain. Emphasizing the importance of these shared principles, Lt. Gen. Whiting, @ussfspoc commander, remarked: “how we act and operate reflects who we are and our values.” 🌎
2/ @USNavy RADM Will Pennington, @USFLEETCYBERCOM deputy commander, noted our biggest strength is derived from our coalitions and partnerships – “Demonstrating that we operate seamlessly has a deterring effect.” #oneteamonefight
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Live @ACScowcroft: GEN James Dickinson, #USSPACECOM Cdr: It is important to understand that in the space domain, our pacing challenge remains China. China has developed and fielded #ASAT weapons as a way to erode the superiority of our space systems...
Russia remains a persistent threat to our interests in space. Russia, like China, possesses sophisticated lasing and jamming capabilities, but most concerning is their development and testing of ground-based #ASAT weapons.
What’s unique in this UCP – and unique for the new
#USSPACECOM – is that our directives encompass more than just the traditional space supporting functions. #USSPACECOM has UCP-directed protect & defend responsibilities where we are supported by the other CCMDs & mission partners
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Live: #USSPACECOM Commander GEN James Dickinson @SASCDems @SASCGOP
"Today we are not only in full support of our joint forces globally & #NATO in Europe, but we remain hard at work building the command to our Full Operational Capability"
"Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed #Russian aggression. Space is not a sanctuary from similar behavior."
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Lt Gen John Shaw, #USSPACECOM deputy cmdr, on @ascendspace's "Leveraging Our #Allies in National Security #Space" panel: It shows that all of our nations are continuing to focus more on more on #space & focusing on it together. #BetterTogether
Shaw recognizes work of @18SPCS & American/allied #space professionals at Combined Force Space Component Command & Joint Task Force-Space Defense for their work in relation to this week's Russian #ASAT test. 🛰️ @UKTeamVandenbe1 #VandenbergSFB @psgarrison #SchrieverSFB
Shaw says #USSPACECOM will continue to do its mission: do our best to understand what is going on in our domain (100km & up w no upper limit); make it transparent to all other users; share data w allies/partners/world; make it as safe as we can for further activity in #space.
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#USSPACECOM deputy cmdr, Lt Gen John Shaw at @ascendspace on Russian DA-ASAT test: We are still characterizing this event. We expect the debris will grow over time. #Perigee, #apogee event will widen. "It will become a threat that we will have to deal with." #ASAT #Russia
Shaw: This isnt' the beginning of such activity. #Russia conducted a similar test in April, though it didn't target a #satellite. Russia is showing "disregard of the sustainability of #space."
Shaw likens tracking objects in #space to book version of #JurassicPark: Scientists had automated sensors to track dinosaurs & algorithm to count the expected number of dinos. Problem is, it didn't account for the population of dinos rising. ...
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Brig Gen Brook Leonard, #USSPACECOM chief of staff, is speaking right now at the #Space Power Forum presented by the Air Force Association’s @MitchellStudies.
Leonard on #USSPACECOM & @SpaceForceDoD: Awesome to see the focus our nation has on increasing our #space capabilities, awareness & what we're able to do.
#USSPACECOM wants to be agile & ambidextrous. Want to be able to get after mission we have today, but take leaps & bounds into the future.
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.@USArmy GEN James Dickinson, #USSPACECOM cmdr, at @ussfspoc establishment: Today, we formally establish what amounts to the biggest arrow in a quiver to protect & defend US/allied interests in #space.
In days of 1st #USSPACECOM 30 yrs ago, we often spoke about warfighter support. Today, we are the warfighters. We have a task to perform traditional supporting functions AND supported warfighting mission.
Our dependency on #space capabilities creates vulnerabilities. We have to mitigate those vulnerabilities, through deterrence for sure, but also through our readiness to fight & win in space.
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