Reconciling S. 1297, H.R. 2262 and the Threat Posed By and To The Space Resource Utilization Act

With the threat of a government shutdown looming, the 114th Congress seems unlikely to meet an important deadline in reconciling two important bills addressing commercial space activities. The two bills, S. 1297 and H.R. 2262, have both passed their respective forums but have yet to be reconciled. Both bills are intended to amend Title 51 […]

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Opening Thoughts: The RD-180 Ban is More About Politics Than National Security

The war against the use of the RD-180 is one being waged on the political battlefield and not exclusively in the arena of national security.   The engine, which is part of the Atlas V configuration, has reliably provided assured access to space for going on a decade with over fifty successful launches. The unique technology […]

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