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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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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 House’s Bipartisan Passage of the SPACE Act of 2015

Washington D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015 (SPACE Act of 2015) by a large bipartisan majority, 284-133. Among other things, the SPACE Act of 2015 addresses many of the major policy issues currently facing the commercial spaceflight industry relating to the Commercial […]

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Flat FAA AST Budget Could Slow Growth for Commercial Space Industry

Washington, D.C. – This week the House Appropriations’ Transportation, Housing and Urban Development subcommittee passed their Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 spending bill. The legislation includes funding for the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST), which is a part of the Department of Transportation. The bill did not approve FAA AST’s $1.5 […]

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President’s FY16 Budget Builds on Success of Commercial Partnerships

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the proposals within NASA’s FY 2016 budget request that will enable NASA’s public-private partnerships to advance U.S. exploration in low-Earth orbit and beyond. The budget provides $1.24 billion for the Commercial Crew Program, $231 million for Advanced Exploration Systems (AES), and $15 million for Space Technology’s Flight […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Statement on Antares Launch

Washington D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation commends the hard work of the entire Orbital Sciences and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport teams in preparation for today’s launch of an Antares rocket carrying their Cygnus spacecraft. The Antares rocket incurred an anomaly shortly after liftoff, however no injuries were reported. Cygnus was an unmanned spacecraft intended […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Paragon on Historic StratEx Program

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Paragon Space Development Corporation® and its StratEx team, on Alan Eustace’s historic supersonic dive at 135,908 feet from a high-altitude balloon. During the October 24 StratEx jump over Roswell, New Mexico, Eustace set U.S. records for highest skydive and fastest vertical speed, along with a new world […]

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