Recently in the FAA Category


Registration still open for the 18th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference, set to take place this week (Feb. 4-5) at the National Housing Center in Washington, D.C.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) today released its first Recommended Practices for Human Space Flight Occupant Safety document today during the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) meeting.

The FAA's Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) is set to meet tomorrow and Wednesday in Washington. Mike Gold, Chair of the committee told SpaceRef the "it's a packed agenda that should produce some fascinating results."

The United Kingdom and U.S. are laying the groundwork for future agreements in the area of Commercial Space Transportation after signing a memorandum of cooperation.

Virgin Galactic, the privately-funded space company owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Abu Dhabi's aabar Investments PJS, and Spaceport America announced today that they have signed a joint agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that helps clear the path for commercial flights of SpaceShipTwo.

As first reported on the web site Parabolic Arc, the FAA on February 7th gave Blue Origin approval for further launches of their Reusable Launch Vehicles at their West Texas launch site after conducting a Supplemental Environment Assessment (SEA). The SEA provides updated details on future Blue Origin activities.

The 17th annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference was held last week on February 5th and 6th in Washington. The two day event brought featured a variety of government and private sector speakers.

The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation has added eight new members to its Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) to provide recommendations about the agency's oversight and regulation of the commercial space transportation industry.

FAA Strengthens Commercial Space Activities

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced nearly $500,000 in new Space Transportation Infrastructure matching grants to three projects located in California, Colorado and Hawaii that will help develop and expand commercial space transportation infrastructure.

The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) and the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) have prepared forecasts of global demand for commercial space launch services for the 10-year period from 2012 through 2021.