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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (NASA) announced the Artemis II mission crew, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released its national strategy for maintaining U.S. preeminence in low earth orbit (LEO), and Canada committed to extending their participation on the International Space Station…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Update for the Week Ending March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the National Space Council continues its deliberations on agency regulatory and supervisory authority for on-orbit activities, the Federal Communications Commission proposed a regulatory framework to enhance broadband services to remote and underserved areas, and private space firms exposed to the Silicon Valley Bank collapse regained access to…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending March 10, 2023

March 22, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the President’s Budget Request was released, requesting $842 billion for the Department of Defense and $27.2 billion for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology unanimously approved five bills related to satellite service. The National Space Council Users’…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending February 24, 2023

March 2, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Orbital Sustainability (ORBITS) Act, the National Space Council’s Users Advisory Group convened for the first time under the Biden-Harris Administration, and Roscosmos announced the extension of the Russian section of the International Space Station until 2028. Space Foundation Virtual Programs…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending February 10, 2023

February 10, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act passed the House, Roscosmos announced plans to deploy an orbital station by 2027, and the Federal Aviation Administration and the Commercial Spaceflight Federation hosted the 25th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference. Space Foundation Virtual Program Space Matters Space Foundation’s third season…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending January 27, 2023

January 27, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, Congressional committee leadership decisions were released, House SST Committee leadership introduced the bipartisan Commercial Remote Sensing Amendment Act, the Hawaiian government stood up an agency to determine the fate of two observatories, and Rocket Lab successfully launched its first mission from U.S. soil. United States Space Policy…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending January 13, 2023

January 13, 2023
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, the 118th Congress was sworn in and the first session began. The House Republican Steering Committee met to fill committee rosters, naming Representatives Lucas, Rogers, and Granger as Chair of key space committees. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to establish a Space Bureau and Office of International…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending December 16, 2022

December 15, 2022
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This Month in Washington This Month in Washington, the NDAA passed through the House, an omnibus deal for FY23 looks to be close for Congress, Space Force celebrated its third birthday, and the Orion spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, marking the end of a successful Artemis I mission for NASA. Space Matters Space…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending November 10, 2022

November 10, 2022
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, midterm election results returned slowly, with leadership of the 118th Congress still in the air, NASA’s Artemis 1 launch slipped from November 14th to November 16th, the UN First Committee endorsed the US resolution to ban direct-ascent ASAT weapons testing, and China launched its final space station module.…

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Biweekly Washington, D.C. Updates for the Week Ending October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022
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This Week in Washington This Week in Washington, election cycle is in full swing, Congress remains out of session, NASA announced a study on unidentified aerial phenomena, and Lockheed Martin won three additional contracts to provide Orion crew capsules for Artemis Missions VI-VIII. The 38th Space Symposium REGISTRATION NOW LIVE Space Symposium is the premier…

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