International Space Cooperation

The Department of Commerce engages in a variety of bilateral and multilateral space cooperation activities to promote global space commerce, align space regulations, ensure fair market access for U.S. companies, and ensure space safety for commercial operators.

2010 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 2010, to review and discuss cooperation in the civil use of GPS and GPS augmentations, including Japan’s MSAS and QZSS. The Office

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QZSS Ground Station Established at NOAA Site in Guam

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On August 25, NOAA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) cut the ribbon on a monitoring station in Guam that will track spacecraft from JAXA’s upcoming Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS). Designed to work seamlessly with GPS, QZSS is a

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Joint Statement on GPS-Galileo Cooperation

On October 23, 2008, the Office of Space Commercialization represented the Department of Commerce at the first U.S.-European plenary meeting convened under the 2004 GPS-Galileo cooperation agreement. View joint statement at GPS.gov

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2008 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Tokyo, Japan, on November 10, 2008, to review and discuss matters of importance regarding cooperation in the civil use of GPS and GPS augmentations, including Japan’s MSAS

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2007 Joint Announcement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 24, 2007, to review and discuss matters of importance regarding cooperation in the civil use of GPS and its augmentations. The Office of

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U.S.-Australia Joint Statement on GPS Cooperation

The Office of Space Commercialization participated in U.S. consultations with the Australian government to establish bilateral cooperation in the civil use of GPS and regional GPS augmentations. View joint statement at GPS.gov

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2004 Joint Statement on U.S.-Japan GPS Cooperation

The governments of the United States and Japan convened a plenary meeting in Washington, D.C., on November 18, 2004, to review and discuss matters of importance regarding cooperation in the civil use of GPS. The Office of Space Commercialization represented

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GPS-Galileo Agreement

On June 26, 2004, the United States, the European Commission, and the Member States of the European Union signed the landmark Agreement on the Promotion, Provision and Use of Galileo and GPS Satellite-Based Navigation Systems and Related Applications. Learn more

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