FAA may update commercial space launch regulations by September

An FAA official said today the new version is “extensively changed” from what it planned to publish last year that created considerable industry angst

FAA may update commercial space launch regulations by September
FAA may update commercial space launch regulations by September

FAA may update commercial space launch regulations by September

The Federal Aviation Administration aims to release its updated regulations for the commercial space launch and reentry business in September. a year later than originally planned. An FAA official said today the new version is “extensively changed” from what it planned to publish last year that created considerable industry angst.

The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) got updates on actions underway at the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) during a virtual meeting today.  It was the first COMSTAC meeting in over a year.  COMSTAC now has a new charter, new leadership and a revised membership.  Charity Weeden, Vice President of Global Space Policy for Astroscale, is COMSTAC’s new chair, succeeding Mike Gold who held the position for many years.