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Commerce Dept’s Mark Daley Offers Update on Space Traffic Management Transition Effort

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Mark Daley, deputy for operations at the office of space commerce, said a memorandum of understanding could be signed soon that would facilitate the transfer of space traffic management responsibilities from the Pentagon to the Department of Commerce (DOC). DoD and Commerce have been working together to facilitate the transition once Congress allocates funding and issues authorities. 

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NAPA Report Says Commerce Dept ‘Best Suited’ to Handle Space Traffic Management; Wilbur Ross Quoted

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A National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) report has concluded that the Department of Commerce (DOC), particularly its office of space commerce, is the best agency to oversee space traffic management work within the federal government.

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Wilbur Ross: Commerce Hopes NAPA Study to Help Congress Clarify Direction for Space Traffic Mgmt

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The Department of Commerce (DOC) has provided funding to the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) to conduct a study to determine which agency should be in charge of civil space traffic management work. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross expects the NAPA study to be completed in the next two months, SpaceNews reported Friday.

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DoD Declassifies Space Traffic Data to Back Commercialization Effort

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The Department of Defense has started to declassify space traffic data as part of the U.S. government’s effort to advance space commercialization and safety, Popular Mechanics reported Thursday. “This is us being transparent, leaning forward and trying to enhance that spaceflight safety through data sharing,” Col. Scott Brodeur, director of the Combined Space Operation Center, told the publication.

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NASA Open to Sharing Scientific, Space Situational Awareness Data With China

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently commented on the possibility of collaborating with the China National Space Agency by sharing scientific data as well as space situational awareness information, Space News reported Monday. Bridenstine’s remarks are a response to statements made by China National Space Agency chief Zhang Kejian, who had proposed during an earlier panel that teams from the U.S. and China prepare a kind of “cooperation list.” 

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Jim Bridenstine Discusses NASA-Related Policies on Commercial Space

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine discussed during the recent Space Transportation Association luncheon the space policy directives involving the agency and the Trump administration’s commercial space projects, Space News reported Thursday. Bridenstine noted that Space Policy Directive 1 is the most relevant directive to NASA as it directs the organization to …

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