President Signs Space Traffic Management Policy

President Trump signing SPD-3 before the National Space Council

Today, during the third meeting of the National Space Council, President Trump signed Space Policy Directive-3, the first National Space Traffic Management Policy. The policy provides guidelines and direction to ensure that the United States is a leader in providing

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President Signs Directive on Space Regulatory Reform

President Trump, Vice President Pence, and National Space Council staff in the Oval Office with the signed Space Policy Directive-2

Today, President Trump signed a space policy directive to reform America’s commercial space regulatory framework, ensuring the nation’s place as a leader in space commerce. The directive includes recommendations developed by the National Space Council regarding commercial space transportation regulations,

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Statement of Secretary Ross on House Passage of Space Commerce Bill

Yesterday, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross issued a statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2809, the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act. View statement The stated purpose of the bill is (1) to enhance the existing

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Vice President, Secretary Ross Announce New Space Traffic Management Policy

Secretary Wilbur Ross speaking at the 34th Space Symposium

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered keynote addresses at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Among other things, they announced the development of a new, comprehensive policy on space traffic management

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Secretary Ross to Speak at Space Symposium

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will deliver a keynote address at the Space Foundation’s 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is scheduled to speak on the morning of Tuesday, April 17. Learn more at spacesymposium.org

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Space Council Focuses on Regulatory Reform

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross speaking at the National Space Council meeting on Feb 21, 2018

Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross participated in the second meeting of the National Space Council, held at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Among other things, the Council approved a set of recommendations to the President for regulatory reforms

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DOC Strategic Plan Prioritizes Space Commerce

U.S. Department of Commerce Strategic Plan | 2018-2022 | Helping the American Economy Grow

Yesterday, the Department of Commerce released its strategic plan for 2018-2022, reflecting Secretary Ross’s priorities for the Department. Strategic Objective 1.1 of the plan is to “Expand Commercial Space Activities.” It includes the following strategies: Expand the Office of Space

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Commerce Department Now Accepting Public Inputs on Regulatory Streamlining

Vice President Pence at the National Space Council meeting

On October 5, 2017, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross attended the first meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council. As Chairman of the Council, Vice President Mike Pence called for a full review of the U.S. regulatory framework for commercial

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President Re-Establishes National Space Council

On June 30, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order on Reviving the National Space Council. The council, chaired by Vice President Pence, includes the Secretary of Commerce as a representative of U.S. space commerce interests. View the Executive Order

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U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $1.2 Million to Support Innovation and the Development of a Space Industry Cluster in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.2 million to the University of Texas at Brownsville. The EDA investment will help build a high-tech business incubation facility that will spur

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