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Maxar’s Mike Gold Named Chairman of New NASA Advisory Council Panel

Mike Gold, vice president of regulatory issues at Maxar Technologies, has been named chairman of a new committee within the NASA Advisory Council that will address policy and regulatory issues facing commercial space activities, SpaceNews reported Thursday. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine appointed Gold as chairman and announced the creation of the new panel during the advisory council’s meeting Wednesday at Ames Research Center in California.

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ULA’s Kelly Garehime Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Space Launch Regulatory Reform

Kelly Garehime, associate general counsel of regulatory affairs at United Launch Alliance, has said ULA believes the Federal Aviation Administration should re-engage with the aviation rulemaking committee in developing new launch licensing regulations in order to ensure public safety during space launches. “The Streamlined Launch and Reentry Licensing ARC was conducted …

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NNSA Deploys Counter-UAS System at Los Alamos Facility

The National Nuclear Security Administration has collaborated with the Federal Aviation Administration to field a technology platform designed to counter unauthorized unmanned aircraft systems near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. LLNL said Thursday it implemented a government-authorized system using legal authority under the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act to protect the …

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DOT Names 10 Participants for UAS Integration Pilot Program

The Transportation Department has chosen 10 state, local and tribal governments to participate in a program to accelerate the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace. Participants will collaborate with the Federal Aviation Administration and multiple companies to collect UAS data in the next two and a half years as part …

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House Approves Authorized Budget Increase for FAA AST

The House of Representatives has approved a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which includes proposals supporting the agency’s commercial spaceflight operations and a possible increase in budget, SpaceNews reported Friday. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 raises the budget of the agency’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) from less …

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FAA Needs More UAS Service Suppliers for Automated Drone Authorization System

The Federal Aviation Administration looks to partner with additional service providers that can support the agency’s Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability. LAANC is designed to automate the process for managing applications of unmanned aircraft system operators who aim to fly their drones within controlled airspace, FAA said Tuesday. The application period for …

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NASA, NIAS Test Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management Tech

NASA and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems have tested unmanned aircraft systems and airspace management technologies as part of efforts to integrate UAS into the U.S. national airspace system. NIAS said Monday the week-long demonstration occurred at a UAS test site at the Reno-Stead Airport in Nevada and involved UAS ground …

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