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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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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates NASA for Lunar CATALYST Awards

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation praises NASA for its announcement of three winners of their new innovative Lunar Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown (CATALYST) partnership program. Two awards were given to CSF Executive Member Companies Masten Space Systems and Moon Express, with the third going to Astrobotic Technology. NASA announced that […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Statement on House Appropriations Committee FY15 NASA Budget

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, the House Appropriations Committee released its Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, allocating Federal spending for several agencies including NASA. The bill provided a welcome increase in NASA’s funding. “I’m encouraged to see Congress prioritizing NASA’s mission and supporting it with strong funding,” said CSF President Michael Lopez-Alegria. “Unfortunately, the increase was […]

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BLAST OFF: The Future of Spaceflight

What: The Commercial Spaceflight Federation and the Explorers Club will be celebrating a night of commercial spaceflight, showcasing the technology and advancement made by companies in this exciting sector. The event will be attended by representatives from CSF’s membership including Blue Origin, Penn State’s Lunar Lion team, Masten Space Systems, Mojave, NASTAR, Orbital Outfitters, Planetary […]

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CSF Welcome New Executive and Associate Members

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of six new member organizations. Bigelow Aerospace and Orbital Outfitters have joined as new Executive Members and Moon Express has moved up from Associate to Executive Membership. ASRC Federal, Spaceport Sweden, and World View Enterprises have joined as Associate Members. “The CSF […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation at Space Tech Expo

What:  Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Michael Lopez-Alegria will participate in the Space Tech Expo conference in a panel discussion on the risk, regulatory, and legal considerations of commercial human spaceflight. CSF will also have representatives on site and exhibiting at booth #4063. Taking place in Long Beach, California, the Space Tech Expo exhibition and conference brings […]

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