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.
While NASA’s decision to award lunar lander development contracts to three companies won praise from a Senate committee, the leaders of the House Science Committee said they remained concerned about NASA’s approach to returning humans to the moon.
Inhofe: "Given that the FCC has made its decision, it’s critical our members understand the national security implications."
Two senators have asked the GAO to review the FCC’s decision to exempt satellite constellations like SpaceX’s Starlink from an environmental review, given those satellites’ effect on the night sky.
SASC is "committed to continuing congressional oversight and data collection necessary to drafting the NDAA."