The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee introduced a bill Oct. 21 to formally give the Commerce Department space traffic management (STM) responsibilities, but the funding required to carry out that work remains uncertain.
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine urged Senate appropriators to provide full funding of Artemis as some members questioned the agency’s emphasis on its lunar exploration program.
Sen. Cramer: The Space Force caucus will provide an avenue to craft bipartisan legislative ideas.
A coronavirus pandemic spending package introduced in the Senate this week would provide $1.5 billion in supplemental funding for NASA, although agency leadership says the exact amount of money the agency needs to cover its costs remains to be determined.
Dickinson said "norms of behavior" should be established for the space domain.
Inhofe said he would block O’Rielly until the nominee “publicly commits to vote to overturn the current Ligado order.”
Differences between the House and Senate versions of the NDAA will be negotiated in a conference some time this fall.
Key members of the House and Senate say they continue to work on space-related legislation, including a NASA authorization bill, but the two branches of Congress appear to remain far apart on their bills.
The Air Force must fund three-year R&D partnerships with companies to help them prepare to meet the requirements of the National Security Space Launch Phase 3 competition.
Five associations representing users of the Global Positioning System will be joining forces against the FCC.
A U.S. senator said June 15 he will work with colleagues to restore cuts to several NASA programs in the agency’s fiscal year 2021 budget request, which would put more strain on NASA’s efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024.
The SASC markup of the 2021 NDAA includes several Space Force provisions but none on acquisition reforms.
A June 4 letter to the FCC suggests senators are concerned that the backlash to the Ligado ruling has dominated the narrative.
The Senate Commerce Committee backed the nomination of Neil Jacobs to be the head of NOAA May 20, despite some lingering concerns by some members.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) ask Air Force to keep Launch Service Agreements that were signed in 2018.