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White House Directive Seeks to Reform Commercial Space Regulations

President Donald Trump has signed a new directive that seeks to introduce reforms to commercial space regulations. A White House memorandum published Thursday says the Space Policy Directive-2 would direct the secretary of the Transportation Department to review licensing regulations concerning commercial spaceflight launch and re-entry operations in collaboration with …

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House OKs Space Commerce Legislation; Lamar Smith Comments

House members have passed a bill that streamlines the space-based remote sensing regulatory system, modifies the implementation of international regulations in the U.S., enhances national security and simplifies regulations for space operators, among other things. The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology said Tuesday the American Space Commerce Free …

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Rep. Brian Babin Introduces NASA Authorization Proposal

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas), chairman of the U.S. House Space Subcommittee, has introduced a bill that calls NASA to further coordinate with commercial partners in issues about space, SpaceNews reported Friday. The proposed legislation called NASA Authorization Act of 2018 will allot nearly $21 million for the space agency in …

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22 Universities to Receive NASA R&D Funds, Flight Opportunities

NASA will award grants to 22 universities to research and develop technology in areas such as remote sensing, nanotechnology, astrophysics and aeronautics. The agency said Friday it may incorporate research results from the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research into ongoing Earth science, aeronautics and deep space exploration work. Thirteen universities will …

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NIST Develops Robotic HF Antenna Measurement System

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has built a robotic arm meant to calibrate high-frequency antennas for remote sensing, imaging, radar and communications equipment. NIST said Monday it aims to characterize antenna systems as well as calculate radiation frequency of up to 500 gigahertz with the robotic measurement device. “We designed …

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NASA Awards $11.25M in Research Grants to 15 Universities

NASA has awarded $11.25 million in grants to 15 universities for research and technology development projects the space agency intends to incorporate into its programs. Recipients will perform research in remote sensing, nanotechnology, astrophysics and aeronautics for three years under NASA’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research program, NASA said …

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Prem Kumar: DARPA Eyes Chip-Size Combs for Remote Chem/Bio Agent Detection

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking proposals for technologies that support remote detection of liquid or gaseous biological and chemical agents as part of its “Spectral Combs from UV to THz” program. DARPA says the program targets optical frequency comb technology with a broad spectral coverage to enable sensitive and specific detection functions for biological and chemical substances. …

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