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Tommy Sanford Named Director of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Tommy Sanford has been named as its Director. Sanford will join the CSF staff on October 1 and, among other duties, will be responsible for government affairs for the organization under incoming CSF President Eric Stallmer. Sanford has extensive experience in the aerospace […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds Blue Origin/ULA Engine Development Partnership

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Blue Origin on their partnership with United Launch Alliance to jointly fund the development of their new BE-4 rocket engine. The agreement includes a four-year development process with full scale testing in 2016 and first flight in 2019. “We are pleased to see the commercial space industry […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Midland International Airport on Historic FAA Spaceport License

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes the announcement by the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation that the spaceport license application for Midland International Airport has been approved, making it the 9th U.S. spaceport. The newly-named Midland International Air & Space Port is the first primarily commercial service airport to be awarded a […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Commends NASA on CCtCap Awards

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of the Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) contract awards announced today. CCtCap is the latest round in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program that will develop domestic space transportation capabilities for NASA astronauts. Boeing and SpaceX were awarded fixed-price contracts totaling $6.8 billion to complete development, […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Elects Frank DiBello as Chairman and Welcomes New Member

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that it has elected Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida, as its new Chairman succeeding Stuart Witt, CEO of Mojave Air & Space Port. At its semi-annual Board of Directors meeting this week in Jacksonville, Florida, the CSF also elected Mike Gold […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes New Associate Members

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of three new organizations to its membership. BRPH, The Robert A. & Virginia Heinlein Prize Trust, and Swiss Space Systems’ S3 USA Holdings have each joined as Associate Members. “The addition of these three members is a testament to the diversity, continued […]

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CSF Congratulates Masten Space Systems on their Partnership with DARPA

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Executive Member Masten Space Systems for its selection to partner with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) as part of the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Masten will use their expertise for the development of a reusable launch vehicle capable of flying 10 times in 10 days […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Comments on Interim Category XV Rule

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation submitted the following comments to the State Department regarding  the interim Category XV rule of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).     About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates World View for its Successful Test Flight

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates World View for the successful completion of a scaled test flight of its high-altitude balloon spaceflight system. The 10 percent scale system was lifted 118,000 feet to the edge of space and then descended to 50,000 feet where the transition to parafoil was successfully executed, validating World […]

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Category XV ITAR Update for Satellites and Related Components Improves National Security and Economy

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the release of the modernized Category XV rule of the United States Munitions List (USML) encompassing Satellites and Related Components. “CSF commends the efforts the Administration is taking to modernize the USML, as it is essential for U.S. competitiveness,” said CSF Chairman Stuart Witt. “This reform will […]

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