The Friday Space Group: Building a Weather-Ready Nation

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Date(s) - 11/7/20148:00 am - 9:00 am


The Mitchell Institute’s Space Power for the Warfighter breakfast seminar occurred on November 7, 2014. Colonel Heath Collins, Deputy Director of the Remote Sensing SPO at the USAF Space and Missiles Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, discusses key military weather issues. According to SMC public affairs, “In the absolute silence of space, a special group of satellites circles our planet in a fast, low earth orbit, their cameras and sensors point toward Earth as they record endless data and images of storm systems and weather patterns moving across the globe below.”

“Weather is the only variable in war that cannot be controlled by any party engaged in a conflict,” said Capt. Tyson Johnson, the detachment’s ground systems flight commander. “The data we’re able to provide out of this facility, is the gold standard for both civilian and military weather prediction and gives commanders an edge in battle.”


The George C. Marshall Institute provided video recording sponsorship for this event.

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