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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Hails Innovative National Space Transportation Policy

Washington D.C. – Yesterday, the White House released the highly anticipated National Space Transportation Policy to guide the government’s use of space. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the clear vision of this Policy, which includes strong continued support for the use of competitive commercial space services. The Policy emphasizes the importance of America’s leadership in […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Supports S. 1753 to Extend Government-Industry Risk-Sharing Regime

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation strongly supports S. 1753 to extend government risk-sharing for U.S. commercial launch companies for three years. Current law that provides risk-sharing for these companies is set to expire in less than two months, on December 31, 2013. The bill, introduced by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates ULA for Successful Launch of MAVEN

Washington D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates the team at United Launch Alliance and NASA for their successful launch of the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft today. The MAVEN mission launched aboard a ULA Atlas V 401 rocket today at 1:28 PM ET from Cape Canaveral, Florida and the spacecraft was successfully […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Sierra Nevada Corporation on Dream Chaser’s Approach and Landing Test

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the team at Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) Space Systems for the successful flight test of their Dream Chaser Engineering Test Article (ETA) at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. The first ever Dream Chaser approach and landing test was conducted to historic Runway 22, the same runway where […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates Paragon SDC on its Partnership with World View®

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates Executive Member Paragon Space Development Corporation on its partnership with World View Enterprises, Inc. Paragon will be the primary vehicle developer of the space-qualified capsule, which will use a high-altitude balloon to lift participants to a height of 30km for several hours before gliding back to Earth. […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates SpaceX On a Successful Launch

Washington D.C. — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the hard work of the entire SpaceX team in preparation for today’s successful launch of their upgraded Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The Falcon 9 v1.1, powered by the advanced Merlin 1D engines, successfully deployed the Cascade, Smallsat, and Ionospheric Polar […]

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The Commercial Spaceflight Federation Congratulates NASA and Commercial Industry Partners on Successful Berth with the International Space Station

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation applauds the hard work of the teams at NASA, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Aerojet Rocketdyne and all of the many contractors involved on the success of their second COTS demonstration mission. On September 18, an Aerojet Rocketdyne dual AJ26 engine system successfully boosted Orbital’s Antares rocket carrying the Cygnus spacecraft. […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee NASA Budget

Washington D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) applauds the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill approved yesterday by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill sends $18.1 billion to NASA for Fiscal Year 2014, including $775 million for the Commercial Crew Program and $670 million for Space Technology, of which $17 million is allocated […]

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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Statements on House Appropriations Committee NASA Budget

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved their Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that allocates Federal spending for many agencies, including NASA. Unfortunately, the bill reduces funding for two important national priorities—investment in space technology and in commercial space transportation—from NASA’s budget request. “Less funding for the commercial crew program simply equates to […]

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Dr. Steven Collicott and Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Named Chairman and Vice-Chair of SARG

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Steven Collicott has been named the new chair of the Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) following Dr. Alan Stern, who has stepped down after the completion of his term as the founding chairman. In addition, Dr. Makenzie Lystrup has been named vice-chair of the committee. Dr. Collicott is an experimentalist in […]

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