NOAA’s Office of Space Commerce (OSC) and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) have entered into a no-exchange-of-funds Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for research and development activities related to automated collision avoidance and satellite conjunction assessment screenings. Under the …

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Today, NOAA’s Office of Space Commerce (OSC) announced the start of a commercial pathfinder project in support of its Traffic Coordination System for Space (TraCSS). To execute the pathfinder, OSC placed orders with three U.S. commercial space companies for space …

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On December 13, OSC Director Richard DalBello testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, at a hearing on “Government Promotion of Safety and Innovation in the New Space Economy.” Below is his opening statement as prepared for …

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On May 20, President Biden, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of Australia, Prime Minister Kishida Fumio of Japan, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India met in Hiroshima for the fifth convening of the Quad Leaders’ Summit. The leaders announced major …

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