Regulatory Topics

The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation includes “pursuing ever higher levels of safety and sharing best practices and expertise throughout the industry.”  Regulatory authority for the commercial space industry is principally held by the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (known as FAA/AST).

Examples of previous Commercial Spaceflight Federation engagement on regulatory issues include the following critical topics:

* Industry Comments for 14 CFR Part 437 – Experimental Permits NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)

* Industry Comments for 14 CFR Part 460 – Human Space Flight Requirements NPRM (Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)

* Industry Comments on Aerospace Corporation Study on Safety (“Analysis of Human Space Flight Safety Report to Congress”)

* Industry Comments on Findings of the independent Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP)

* Industry Comments on FAA “Amateur Rule” for Launch Activities (14 CFR Part 101)

* Industry Comments on State-Level Commercial Space Legislation

* Commercial Spaceflight Federation Testimony Before Congress on Spaceflight Safety and Regulation

* Industry Response to NASA’s Request for Information (RFI) on the Commercial Crew Program and Commercial Human-Rating Plan (CHRP)

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