AIA’s Space Division coordinates and advocates common industry positions on commercial space-related issues, plans, funding, regulations, indemnification regimes and policies for commercial space ventures.
AIA Position StatementLook Toward the Future
A Stable Regulatory Environment Enables Commercial Space Success
Commercial space encompasses a broad set of commercial enterprises, including companies that build satellites, launch vehicles, and ground equipment; launch and operate space vehicles and human spaceflight activities; and provide products or services, such as satellite servicing, Earth imagery, and telecommunications. Commercial space also encompasses the provision of services and hardware to a broad set of U.S. government civil and national security agencies.
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Recent policy activities includes:
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – AIA engages with the FCC on topics including space sustainability and spectrum allocations for space activities. Orbital Debris Letter, Spectrum Allocation Letter.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) – AIA works with the FAA and NTSB to ensure U.S. launch and licensing frameworks support U.S. launch competitiveness and enable future developments in commercial human spaceflight. AIA Response FAA NPRM,NTSB Letter.
The National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) – AIA encouraged NTIA to ensure the inclusion of satellite-based services in the Department of Commerce’s broadband grant programs. NTIA Letter
NOAA Commercial Remote Sensing – AIA encouraged the modernization of the CRS licensing processes, to include a tired system which will alleviate restrictions on earth observing systems. CRS Letter
Your Leadership ConnectionSpace Team
AIA’s space leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.
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Our members continue to provide the space-based capabilities critical to ensuring American leadership in space, growing our economy, and keeping our country safe.