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CSF Welcomes the NTSB’s SpaceShipTwo Accident Report and Remains Dedicated to Upholding Ever-Increasing Safety Standards

Today the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) held a public hearing to adjudicate the probable cause of last year’s SpaceShipTwo test flight accident, which resulted in an in-flight breakup. NTSB’s investigators and analysts presented their findings, conclusions, and recommendations in a draft report to the NTSB Board members. Throughout the discussion, NTSB staff and Board […]

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CSF Congratulates Planet Labs on Announcement to Acquire RapidEye

Washington D.C. – Planet Labs designs, builds, and operates a large constellation of Earth-imaging satellites, which it frequently iterates and expands on through improved satellite builds. Planet Labs goal is to provide universal access to information about the changing planet through a platform that includes daily satellite Earth-imaging data, along with data from various other […]

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CSF Congratulates the New Horizons Team on their Flyby Success

Pluto System, Milky Way Galaxy – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation extends their highest regards and congratulations to the entire New Horizons team on the success of their mission! Early this morning, at approximately 7:50 am EDT, the New Horizons Spacecraft experienced its closest approach to the dwarf planet Pluto. This occurred after a journey of over nine years and […]

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CSF Applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for Supporting the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation

Washington, D.C.—Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill. The Bill provides $17.425 million for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation, $2 million for Commercial Space Transportation Safety, and $2 million for Facilities and Equipment to better integrate Commercial Space Traffic with the National […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Statement on Today’s SpaceX Launch

Washington, D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation commends the hard work of the entire SpaceX and NASA teams in preparation for today’s launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the cargo to the International Space Station from Cape Canaveral, Florida. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are celebrated for their historic and unprecedented track record […]

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CSF WELCOMES NEW ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Washington, D.C. – Jane Kinney will join the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) next week as its new Assistant Director. Kinney’s new appointment follows the departure earlier this month of Sirisha Bandla who left CSF for a new position in the commercial space industry. Prior to joining CSF, Kinney worked in the space industry including serving […]

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CSF Applauds the Senate Appropriations Committee for Supporting Advanced Exploration Systems Public-Private Partnerships

Washington, D.C.—The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill. The bill increases NASA’s funding by $279 million above the FY 2015 budget, and provides $231 million for the Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program. Moreover, the Senate provided direction for the AES program stating that NASA should “continue to […]

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CSF Applauds Mikulski Amendment to Avoid Extending U.S. Reliance on the Russians

Washington, D.C.–Today the Senate Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill. The bill increases NASA’s budget by $279 million above its FY 2015 budget, but underfunds NASA’s Commercial Crew program by more than $300 million. Failing to fully fund the Commercial Crew program in FY 2016 would result in […]

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CSF Welcomes New Space Subcommittee Chairman

Washington D.C. – Today the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee appointed Congressman Brian Babin (R-TX) as chair of the Subcommittee on Space. The Subcommittee on Space has legislative jurisdiction and general oversight and investigative authority on all matters relating to NASA, and commercial space activities relating to the Department of Transportation and the Department […]

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CSF Applauds Passage of Bridenstine-Rohrabacher-Posey Amendment

Washington D.C. – Yesterday the House of Representatives passed an amendment to H.R. 2577, the FY 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, which would partially restore a requested increase in funding for the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST). The amendment, offered by Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), and co-sponsored […]

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