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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.

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....