ABSTRACT

Commercial Space Transportation: FAA Should Examine a Range of Options to Support U.S. Launch Infrastructure, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "Demand for commercial space launches is anticipated to increase in the coming years. FAA [Federal Aviation Administration], the agency responsible for overseeing the sites where these launches occur, was directed by statute to submit a report-- and update it every 2 years until December 2024--that makes recommendations on how to facilitate and promote greater investments in space transportation infrastructure. The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review issues related to space transportation infrastructure. This report discusses launch providers' and site operators' views on the sufficiency of infrastructure in meeting market demand and assesses the steps FAA has taken to identify options for federal support of space transportation infrastructure, among other things."

Report Number:
GAO-21-154
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Date:
2020-12
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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