SWF Staff Provide Perspectives on U.S. Regulatory Reform and Commercial Space

Thursday, July 5, 2018

SWF Director of Private Sector Engagement Mr. Ian Christensen and Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden have published a new op-ed in SpaceNews discussing the recent efforts to reform the U.S. regulatory regime for commercial space. The article provides an overview of decisions and steps taken by both the Trump Administration and Congress to revise existing space regulation and address licensing gaps and also the major issues that still need to be worked out. These include the actual implementation of how the Department of Commerce will carry out its new responsibilities, whether they will be properly resourced, and how the U.S. will engage with the international community.

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Last updated on July 6, 2018