President Issues New Space Transportation Policy

Presidential seal

On November 21, President Obama signed an updated National Space Transportation Policy providing guidance to federal departments and agencies on the development and use of commercial and governmental space transportation systems. The goal of the policy is “assured access to

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Report on Satellite Export Control Policy Reform

On April 18, the Departments of Defense and State released a report on space export control policy reform, recommending that many satellites and satellite components be transferred from the USML to the Commerce Control List (CCL) administered by the Department

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NSSO Report on Space-Based Solar Power

Cover of NSSO report

In 2007, the Department of Defense’s National Security Space Office (NSSO) sponsored a major study of the technical, political, and economic feasibility of the space-based solar power (SBSP) concept. The objective was to answer the question, “Can the United States

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Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Space Industry

In 2007, the National Security Space Office (NSSO) and the Air Force partnered with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to conduct a comprehensive survey of the U.S. space industrial base. The Office of Space Commercialization worked

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