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Industry Voluntary Consensus Standards

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation has partnered with ASTM to work on industry voluntary consensus standards to articulate agreed upon industry-wide safety practices.

Congressional Testimony Promoting Public-Private Partnerships and ISS

President of CSF, Eric Stallmer, testified for the House’s Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee in a hearing entitled “The ISS After 2024: Options and Impacts.” 

Stallmer spoke of the need for an extension of the Station past 2024, and for commercial expansion in order to maximize NASA’s return on investment.


Export Control Reform

CSF works with industry experts and representatives from a variety of  government agencies (including The Departments of State and Commerce) to promote modernization of Export Control policy and procedures in regards to the commercial space industry.  

In January of 2017, reform to current policies was enacted, putting us a step closer to our goal of assisting American companies to remain competitive leaders in the global market and to advance innovation and technology overall.

Presidential Transition

CSF worked to inform presidential candidates and incoming congressional players of commercial space issues they would face during the 2017 presidential transition.  


We are continuing to work with the new administration to bring forward the most relevant and competitive policies for the commercial space industry.

Commercial Space Transportation Conference

CSF co-hosted the FAA’s 22nd Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference in February 2019. The event consisted of a day and a half of panels, speakers, and networking events that worked to inform and discuss the most pressing issues within the commercial space industry.

Look out for date announcements for CST 2020 soon!

Promotion of Suborbital Applications Research

Increased awareness of the potential of suborbital vehicles and research through the Suborbital Applications Research Group (SARG). 

Members of SARG convened to meet with both congressional staff members and NASA officials to discuss suborbital science, research, and technology development on new platforms.

Executive Leadership Forum

The Executive Leadership Forum is a monthly breakfast that hosts Congressional leaders, industry executives, and government officials. So far, speakers have included Senator Ted Cruz, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Representative Jim Bridenstine, and many more.

CSF continues to promote thought leadership, varied discussion, and excellent networking opportunities through these monthly gatherings.