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Space commerce

The scientific discoveries resulting from space exploration have created new industries and technologies that improve our lives, our economy, and our national security. Technological advancement of commercial space activities has created profitable opportunities. However, current government regulations are an impediment to the commercial space sector. We will advocate for the industry to ensure the United States remains the leader in space commerce.

Space Policy Directive 3 Brings Space Traffic Coordination to Commerce

Press releases
Today, U.S Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Donald J. Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive 3 (SPD-3), America’s first National Space Traffic Management Policy. The policy acknowledges the rapidly increasing volume and diversity of commercial space activity and announces that the Department of Commerce should be the new civil agency interface for space traffic management...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

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Introduced by David Redl, Department of Commerce Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Thank you, David, for your kind introduction. Thanks to all of you for attending this first Spectrum Policy Symposium. And thank you, panelists and speakers, for your commitment to advancing our high-tech...

Thanks to Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Aerospace Industry is Boldly Going to New Frontiers

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan , Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA On February 20, Vice President Mike Pence led the second meeting of the National Space Council at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Vice President Pence reiterated the Trump Administration’s dedication to making the United States the global leader in the burgeoning commercial space industry. “It's here today, in the 21st...

Op-Ed: That Moon Colony Will Be a Reality Sooner Than You Think

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The first man on the moon held an American flag. In the not-too-distant future, astronauts on the moon may be holding fuel pumps. The future for American commercial space activity is bright. Space entrepreneurs are already planning travel to Mars, and they are looking to the moon as the perfect location for a way station to refuel and restock Mars-bound rockets. As much as this sounds like the...

Secretary Ross Praises President Trump’s Signing of Space Policy Directive – 2

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive – 2 (SPD-2), which directs the Department of Commerce and other agencies to implement reforms of the U.S. commercial space regulatory framework that will unshackle private space industry. The President’s approval brings into force several recommendations made by the National Space Council in...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Space Symposium 2018

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Good morning, and thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here with all of you – world leaders in space policy, business, and scientific research. I am honored to address an audience that is so important to the future achievement and well-being of the United States. What an exciting time for American advancement in space! Last month, President Trump announced his National Space...

Commerce Pledges Support for Commercial Space Industry

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Coming on the heels of Secretary Ross’s announcement of a new initiative to support space commerce, space-focused professionals filled the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., on March 12 th – 15th for the satellite industry’s annual meeting. On Monday, the industry heard from Secretary Ross about his plans for elevating space commerce functions within the department, a key...

Secretary Ross Outlines Commerce-Led Initiatives to Advance Space Leadership

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Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed the second meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council today, where he outlined Commerce-led initiatives to advance American leadership in space commerce. “Since the Council’s first meeting last October, the Department of Commerce has identified regulatory barriers to commercial space activity and developed a vision for the future of space commerce....