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Statement of Woodie Woodward, Associate Administrator for Airports...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: It is a pleasure to be here today to testify on the state of the Nation?s airports and the important role the Federal Aviation Administration?s (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) plays in airport development. I commend the Committee for scheduling this hearing because of the critical role airports play in our Nation?s air transportation system. There has been a lot of attention paid to how air carriers are coping with the post-September 11th environment and...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 2Nd Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This report features the launch results from the first quarter of 2000 (January-March 2000) and launch forecasts for the second quarter of 2000 (April-June 2000) and the third quarter of 2000 (July-September 2000). This report contains information on worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Projected launches have been identified from open sources, including industry references, company manifests, periodicals, and government sources...

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Nasa Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facility September...

By: Loyd C. Parker

Excerpt: At the direction of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), Research Triangle Institute (RTI) conducted a study of the Goddard Space Flight Center/Wallops Flight Facility (GSFC/WFF) at Wallops Island, Virginia. The purpose of the study was to establish a baseline upon which OCST could assess whether or not a commercial launch proposal is safe. Since the emphasis of the study is upon launch vehicles, particularly orbital launch vehicles, many activi...

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Table of Contents Section 1.0 Eastern Range General Range Capabilities

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Description: This document contains information on Local Area and Local Population Information.

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Federal Aviation Administration's Associate Administrator for Comm...

By: Michon Washington

Excerpt: In 2001, U.S. launch service providers conducted six launches licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This represents a 40 percent decrease from 2000. The graph below compares U.S. FAA licensed launches with international commercial launches (internationally competed or privately financed).

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Missile Antenna Pattern Coordinate System and Data Formats

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This standard defines requirements and sets up responsibilities and procedures for submitting airborne vehicle antenna performance characteristics to the Range Commanders Council (RCC) test ranges. Successful support of test programs requires compatibility between airborne systems and range instrumentation systems. Antenna performance characteristics are to be sent to the lead range for analysis to evaluate the proposed mission for safety and supportability. The...

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Part Vi Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Summary: This proposal would prohibit obtrusive space advertising and make other minor changes to the regulations governing commercial space transportation. The proposed changes are necessary to reflect a statutory change, capture current practice, and to correct errors in a table. The purpose of the changes is to give the public and the regulated industry accurate and current information. DATES: Send your comments on or before July 18, 2005.

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2004 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

By: Phil Smith

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 (Commercial Expendable Launch Vehicle Activities) and 49 United States Code Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act). AST?s mission is to license and regulate commercial launch operations to ensure public health and safety and the ...

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Reusable Launch Vehicle Operations

By: Patricia Grace Smith

Excerpt: This document is one of several products identified in the Safety Review and Assessment Section of the Commercial Space Transportation Reusable Launch Vehicle Program Plan. The document describes a top-level process sufficiently broad to be applicable to the development and operation of all of the various reusable launch vehicle concepts. While the approval process recognizes long-term expectations including Space Launch Vehicle Approvals, similar to approvals n...

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Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration Comme...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The FAA licenses launches of expendable and reusable launch vehicles (RLVs), including suborbital rockets, under regulations found in 14 CFR Ch. III, parts 400?450. The FAA is issuing this Notice to clarify the applicability of FAA licensing requirements to suborbital rocket launches, in general, and suborbital RLVs, in particular so that a vehicle operator can determine, in advance of consultation with the FAA, whether it

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 3Rd Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This report summarizes recent and scheduled worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Scheduled launches listed in this report are vehicle/payload combinations that have been identified in open sources, including industry references, company manifests, periodicals, and government documents. Note that such dates are subject to change.

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2003 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts

By: Phil Smith

Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 (Commercial Expendable Launch Vehicle Activities) and 49 United States Code Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act). AST?s mission is to license and regulate commercial launch operations to ensure public health and safety and the ...

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Department of Transportation Office of Commercial Space Transportation

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984, as amended, authorizes the Secretary of Transportation to oversee and coordinate United States commercial launch activities. The Secretary's mandate embraces the authority to license and otherwise regulate such activities, as well as the responsibility to encourage, facilitate and promote establishment of a competitive United States commercial space transportation industry. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Secr...

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Federal Register : Vol. 63, No. 78; Thursday, April 23, 1998; Notices

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: 1998. This notice also announces the availability of this program for public review and comment. Under section 103 of Title I of the Aviation Safety and Noise Abatement Act of 1979 (hereinafter referred to as ??the Act??), an airport operator may submit to the FAA noise exposure maps which meet applicable regulations and which depict non-compatible land uses as of the date of submission of such maps, a description of projected aircraft operations, and the ways i...

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Federal Register : Vol. 65, No. 203; Thursday, October 19, 2000; R...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Summary: The Department of Transportation?s (DOT or the Department) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) amends its commercial space transportation licensing regulations to add licensing and safety requirements for the operation of a launch site. To date, commercial launches have occurred principally at federal launch ranges under safety procedures developed by federal launch range operators. To enable the development and use of launch sites that are not operated by a f...

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Nprm, Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch [14 Cfr Parts 4...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT), published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend the FAA?s commercial space transportation regulations. Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch, 65 Fed. Reg. 63921 (proposed Oct. 25, 2000). The FAA sought to develop requirements that reflect the best of current practice and lessons learned at the federal ...

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X Prize Competition Kicks Off with Scaled Composites Spaceship One!

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: Mojave, CA, September 29. Scaled Composites (Scaled) plans to conduct its first launch in its bid to win the X Prize Competition. The launch will take place from the Mojave Civilian Aerospace Test Center in California. FAA issued a launch site operator?s license to the Mojave Airport on June 17th. Scaled will launch the historic SpaceShipOne with a pilot and the equivalent weight of two passengers to 100 km. A second launch is planned for as early as October 4th...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 2Nd Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This report summarizes recent and scheduled worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Scheduled launches listed in this report are vehicle/payload combinations that have been identified in open sources, including industry references, company manifests, periodicals, and government documents. Note that such dates are subject to change. This report highlights commercial launch activities, classifying commercial launches as one or more of the following...

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Commercial Space Transportation Quarterly Launch Report, 2Nd Quart...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: This report summarizes recent and scheduled worldwide commercial, civil, and military orbital space launch events. Scheduled launches listed in this report are vehicle/payload combinations that have been identified in open sources, including industry references, company manifests, periodicals, and government documents. Note that such dates are subject to change.

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Voluntary Industry Standards and Their Relationship to Government ...

By: Federal Aviation Administration

Excerpt: The Office of Commercial Space Transportation (OCST), in developing its program for ensuring that commercial space operations adequately protect public safety and the environment, confronts the challenge of devising an effective means for accomplishing this objective while simultaneously nurturing a healthy and internationally competitive commercial space industry. In meeting this challenge, OCST has emphasized flexibility and the use of innovative approaches, r...

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