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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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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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Eric Stallmer Named President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Eric Stallmer has been named as its next President. Stallmer will join CSF staff in September and will assume the position of President following the departure of Michael Lopez-Alegria. Stallmer comes to CSF from serving as Vice President of Government Relations at Analytical […]

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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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CSF Applauds NASA’s Proposed FY 2015 Budget

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation welcomes NASA’s FY 2015 budget proposal and its continued support for commercial spaceflight. “With the proposed budget, the Administration continues to communicate the importance of having a strong national space program that can further our presence in space and benefit life here on Earth,” stated CSF President Michael […]

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