House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently introduced legislation called the Space Transformation And Reliability (STAR) Act, which would extend the regulatory “learning period” for commercial spaceflight safety to 2031.Read More Legislation: Bill Introduced to Extend Learning Period for Commercial Human Space Flight to 2031 (2023)
The presentation covers FAA authority, internal processes, operator responsibilities, and provides an overview of the compliance and enforcement program. This article provides a summary of the key points from the presentation.Read More Presentation: AST Compliance and Enforcement Program Overview (FAA 2023)
The report discusses the study of Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena (UAP) and how NASA can contribute to understanding these phenomena within the broader whole-of-government framework led by the All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office (AARO). The report emphasizes the need for a rigorous, evidence-based approach, including new data acquisition methods, advanced analysis techniques, a systematic reporting framework, and reducing reporting stigma.Read More Report: UAP Independent Study Team Final Report (NASA 2023)
The space economy, encompassing sectors from satellite telecommunications to space tourism, is a burgeoning field with immense potential. However, estimating its growth and understanding its dynamics present unique challenges. A variety of economic estimating methodologies can help navigate these challenges, each with its own strengths, weaknesses, and applications in the space economy.Read More Forecast Methodologies Relevant to the Space Economy – A Quick Overview
This article describes the role the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plays in regulating satellites in the United States.Read More What is the FCC’s Role in Commercial Space?