Man-portable Space Control systems; SATCOM laser linked constellations and networks; theater controlled Space imaging systems; jam resistant, positioning, navigation and timing systems; and networked, theater missile warning systems. These are a few of the concepts I have heard about or been involved in working on during the past six years. While some of these ideas seem far fetched and have almost no chance of ever becoming operational systems, others do seem plausible and in fact are in various stages of development. Whether feasible or not, what links them together is the fact that they all began as someone's idea in an effort to solve an operational shortcoming. This quarter's issue of the Army Space Journal is dedicated to exploring Hot, New Space Concepts. Articles in this issue will focus on efforts within the joint community, as well as within the Army and the Future Warfare Center to identify, explore and develop new concepts. Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines a concept as, something conceived in the mind; a thought or notion, or an abstract or generic idea generalized from particular instances. Currently, the Army and the joint community are pursuing a number of new Space capabilities, among them; improved satellite communications, enhanced Spacebased intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, responsive launch, and improved protection. The National Security Space community, as well as industry, is developing these new technologies and systems to provide new operational capabilities, expanded capacities, and/or gain operating efficiencies. Yet one concept, above everything else, is driving the Army's thinking about Space and shaping our participation in developing these future Space capabilities. Since the launch, of then Chief of Staff, General Shinseki's Army Space capabilities in order to enable, enhance, and support land component operations.