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CSF Welcomes AECOM

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation continues to grow its membership, announcing today the addition of a new associate member, AECOM. AECOM is built to deliver a better world; they are the world’s #1-ranked engineering design firm by revenue, according to Engineering News-Record magazine. They design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, […]

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CSF Congratulates SpaceX and Bigelow Aerospace on Successful Launch of BEAM to ISS, and SpaceX on Drone Ship Landing

On Friday, April 8, 2016, SpaceX successfully launched its eighth Commercial Resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) via its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft. The Dragon is carrying 7,000 pounds of supplies, hardware, scientific research, and technology payloads to the ISS and its crew, including the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). BEAM […]

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SARG Congratulates Blue Origin and Payload Partners on Inaugural Suborbital Research Flight

Washington, DC- The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) and its Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) congratulates Blue Origin and all of their payload partners on the successful suborbital research flight it carried out on April 2nd. On this flight, Blue Origin’s New Shepard vehicle carried a number of university and private research institute scientific payloads, further […]

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CSF Welcomes DigitalGlobe, NanoRacks, and Two New Board Members

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation continues to grow its membership, announcing today the addition of new associate members — DigitalGlobe and NanoRacks. DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of high-resolution Earth-imagery products and services sourced from its own advanced satellite constellation and third-party providers. NanoRacks forged the commercial pathway to the International Space […]

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Rep. Jim Bridenstine Champions Commercial Spaceflight Industry in Keynote for CSF Inaugural Executive Leadership Forum

Washington, DC – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation today hosted its first Executive Leadership Forum, an open dialogue for policymakers, industry leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss key issues and opportunities in the commercial spaceflight industry. Today’s keynote speaker, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), told the group that, “The commercial space industry holds enormous potential both […]

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CSF Joins World View in Welcoming Former Astronaut Ron Garan as Chief Pilot

World View, the commercial balloon spaceflight company, has named retired NASA astronaut Ron Garan as Chief Pilot for current robotic flight operations and upcoming human spaceflights. A graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a CSF Research and Education Affiliate, Garan will be responsible for the safety of all flight operations. “It’s exciting to watch our industry […]

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CSF Statement on FY17 Budget Request

Today the Obama administration submitted its FY2017 budget request to Congress. The request includes proposed funding and guidance for all NASA programs and the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST). “I commend the Administration for a budget that provides robust funding for NASA and FAA AST,” said CSF president Eric Stallmer. […]

Categories: Commercial Crew, Commercial Spaceflight Federation, FAA, Latest Updates, NASA, Policy, Suborbital Research, Suborbital Spaceflight, Technology
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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Blue Origin on Successful Re-flight of the Fully Reusable New Shepard Space Vehicle

Washington D.C. – Less than sixty days after celebrating the first successful vertical landing of their reusable rocket, Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) member Blue Origin accomplished another exciting milestone over the weekend. The company announced the safe and successful completion of a second controlled, vertical return of the same New Shepard launch vehicle at its West Texas landing pad […]

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CSF Congratulates ISS Commercial Resupply Awardees & Partners, Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada Corp., and SpaceX

NASA announced three cargo contract awards to ensure robust and affordable transportation of critical supplies, scientific experiments and commercial payloads to and from the International Space Station (ISS) through at least 2024. NASA selected Orbital ATK, Sierra Nevada Corporation, and SpaceX to continue and expand upon its successful public-private partnerships with American companies to obtain […]

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Congratulations to SpaceX on a Launch and Landing Milestone

Washington D.C. –  SpaceX accomplished an incredible achievement yesterday evening when the first stage of its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket landed safely on solid ground in Cape Canaveral, Florida. About three minutes after liftoff, the Falcon 9’s second stage separated in the upper atmosphere and went on to place 11 communications satellites, made by the Sierra Nevada […]

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