Report to Congress on NOAA Use of Commercial Satellites

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In March 2010, the Department of Commerce submitted a report to Congress titled, “Acquisition of Space-based Scientific Data from Commercial Sources to Supplement NOAA’s Weather and Climate Observation Requirements.” The report summarizes NOAA’s plans to obtain space-based scientific data from

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USTR Report to Congress on Galileo Market Access

On July 15, 2009, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a report to Congress on U.S. equipment industry access to Galileo markets and Europe’s compliance with the trade provisions in the GPS-Galileo Agreement of 2004. USTR prepared

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National Academies Report on Economic Impacts of Space Weather

The Space Studies Board, part of the National Research Council of the National Academies, has published a report titled, Severe Space Weather Events — Understanding Societal and Economic Impacts. The report summarizes findings from a workshop on the societal and

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Export Control Guidebook for Commercial Space Companies

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In October 2008, the Office of Space Commercialization and the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation published a short guidebook for commercial space firms titled, “Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry.” It provides an introductory overview

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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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Report on Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicles and Applicable Markets

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In December 2002, the Office of Space Commercialization released a report (dated October 2002) providing an analysis of the technical viability of several suborbital launch system concepts. The report also examines the commercial market potential for suborbital space transportation services.

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