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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on September 22, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, Germany became the 29th signatory to the Artemis Accords, the House reintroduced the Space Safety and Situational Awareness Transition Act, and the FAA proposed potential regulation to limit the growth of orbital debris. United States Space Policy Updates Gen. Chance Saltzman, Chief of Space Operations for the…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on September 8, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the Senate confirmed Anna Gomez as the fifth FCC commissioner, President Biden nominated Michael G. Whitaker to serve as FAA Administrator, and the FAA closed its investigation of the SpaceX Starship Heavy launch incident. United States Space Policy Updates The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has agreed to…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on August 25, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, India’s Chandrayaan-3 mission successfully landed on the Moon, the FAA put forth a new rule proposal to revise definitions and requirements related to human spaceflight operations, and the House Armed Services Committee intends to convene a hearing to examine the decision on U.S. Space Command headquarters. Space…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on August 11, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, President Biden selected Colorado Springs as the permanent location of U.S. Space Command Headquarters, the FCC introduced new spectrum regulation for commercial space launches, and Russia launched “Luna-25,” its first lunar mission in nearly 50 years. United States Space Policy Updates The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) announced…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending on July 28, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the Senate passed its version of the NDAA, Argentina became the 28th country to sign the Artemis Accords, and the Senate Commerce Committee advanced the ORBITS Act to the Senate floor. The Global Space Economy Grew to $546B Space Foundation announced that the global space economy grew 8%…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending July 14, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2024 Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill; the ESA Director General confirmed that ESA astronauts will fly on the Artemis 4 and 5 missions; and NASA celebrated the first anniversary of the James Webb Space Telescope with a new image. United States Space Policy…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending June 30, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, Ecuador and India joined the Artemis Accords, the Senate and House Armed Service Committees both advanced markups of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2024, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) launched its new Earth Information Center. United States Space Policy Updates The…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending June 16, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, a group of Republican lawmakers introduced the NOAA Organic Act, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology advanced three bipartisan bills out of committee to strengthen U.S. leadership in aviation and aeronautics, and the World Economic Forum and the European Space Agency released their “Space Industry…

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Biweekly Washington D.C. Updates for the Week Ending May 19, 2023

This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, NASA announced the selection of Blue Origin to develop a crewed landing system for Artemis V, NASA Administrator Bill Nelson testified for the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee on NASA’s FY24 budget request, and the Department of Defense released its 2023 National Defense Science and Technology Strategy. United…

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