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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. […]

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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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CSF Applauds House Passage of Visionary, Comprehensive, and Bipartisan Commercial Space Legislation

Washington D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bi-partisan, bicameral U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA, or H.R. 2262 as amended), which represents one of the most significant modernizations of commercial space policy and regulatory legislation since the original Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA) was enacted in 1984. CSF applauds Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), […]

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CSF Applauds Senate Passage of Bipartisan Commercial Space Legislation

Washington D.C. – Last night the Senate passed the bi-partisan U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (CSLCA, or H.R. 2262 as amended), which represents one of the most significant modernizations of commercial space policy and regulatory legislation since the original Commercial Space Launch Act (CSLA) was enacted in 1984. CSF applauds Senators John Thune (R-SD), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Ted Cruz […]

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CSF Calls On Congress To Quickly Pass Bipartisan CSLA Reauthorization

CSF President Eric Stallmer released the following statement calling on Congress to quickly pass H.R. 2262, the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act: “CSF applauds the House and Senate negotiators for the tremendous work and effort they put into crafting the bipartisan, bicameral U.S Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act (H.R. 2262). When the CSLA was updated 11 years […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes New Members and Leadership

Washington D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomed several new member companies at its Executive Board meeting this week, expanding its membership to more than 60 companies. Spaceport Camden of Camden County, Georgia joined CSF as an Executive Member. Steve Howard, Spaceport Camden project leader, will represent his organization on the CSF Board of Directors. […]

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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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