White House Releases Orbital Debris R&D Plan

Today the White House released the National Orbital Debris Research and Development Plan, a report by an interagency working group under the National Science and Technology Council. View plan at whitehouse.gov (500 KB PDF) Pursuant to Space Policy Directive-3 and other

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President Trump Issues New Space-Based PNT Policy

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Today, President Donald J. Trump issued Space Policy Directive-7 (SPD-7), the United States Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Policy. Recognizing that space-based positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) systems are increasingly critical to the American way of life, SPD-7 directs the

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National Space Council Releases Report on Space Policy Accomplishments

Today, the White House released a report titled, “Renewing America’s Proud Legacy of Leadership in Space: Activities of the National Space Council and United States Space Enterprise.” The report highlights the Trump Administration’s space policy accomplishments. View the report (5.3 MB

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Executive Order on Small Modular Reactors for Defense and Space

On January 12, 2021, President Trump issued Executive Order 13972 on Promoting Small Modular Reactors for National Defense and Space Exploration. View order at federalregister.gov The Executive Order will further revitalize the U.S. nuclear energy sector, reinvigorate America’s space exploration

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President Issues National Strategy for Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion

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Today, President Trump issued a new National Strategy for Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion (Space Policy Directive-6). It is intended to ensure the development and use of space nuclear power and propulsion systems when appropriate to enable and achieve the

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President Trump Issues New National Space Policy

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Today, the White House released President Donald Trump’s National Space Policy providing direction for all United States space activities. View policy at whitehouse.gov (1.3 MB PDF) View White House fact sheet View statement from the President The National Space Policy sets

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White House Releases Moon-Mars Development Strategy

On July 23, the National Space Council released “A New Era for Deep Space Exploration and Development,” a strategy paper that supports an ambitious vision for human space exploration and development. “The U.S. vision for space is one in which

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President Issues Executive Order on Responsible Use of PNT Services

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Today President Trump signed Executive Order 13905 on Strengthening National Resilience through Responsible Use of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Services. The Executive Order seeks to ensure that the nation’s critical infrastructures build in resilience against disruptions to GPS or

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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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Space Council, Advisory Group to Convene in June

Vice President Pence has announced that President Trump will host the next National Space Council meeting at the White House on June 18, 2018 View VP announcement at whitehouse.gov On June 19, the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group will

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