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Editors: Jocelyn S. Gunther
Book Description:
Space transportation is the movement of, or means of moving objects, such as communications and observation satellites, to, from, or in space. Commercial space transportation is carried out by vehicles owned and operated by private companies or organizations. Today, the U.S. is among several countries that offer commercial launch services and comprise at least 25 percent of all launches worldwide. This book focuses on recent trends in the commercial space launch industry, challenges that the FAA faces in overseeing the industry, and emerging issues that will affect the federal role.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

2009 Commercial Space Transportation Forecasts, pp. 1-64
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Commercial Space Transportation: 2008 Year in Review, pp. 65-92
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Development of the Commercial Space Launch Industry Presents Safety Oversight Challenges for FAA and Raises Issues Affecting Federal Roles, pp. 93-106
(Statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Ph.D., Director Physical Infrastructure Issues)

FAA Commercial Space Transportation: Experimental Permit Checklists, pp. 107-130
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Experimental Permit Program Report to COMSTAC, pp. 131-140
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Statement of Dr. George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, before the House of Representatives, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, on Commercial Space Transportation, December 2, 2009, pp. 141-145

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, U.S. House of Representatives, Written Testimony by J.P. Stevens, Vice President, Space Systems-Aerospace Industries Association, pp. 147-150

Hearing on "Commercial Space Transportation", Subcommittee on Aviation Staff, U.S. House of Representatives, pp. 151-158

What is the Commerical Space Transportation Industry?, pp. 159-160
(FAA website)

The Economic Impact of Commercial Space Transportation on the U.S. Economy, pp. 161-192
(Federal Aviation Administration)

NASA: Commercial Partners are Making Progress, but Face Aggressive Schedules to Demonstrate Critical Space Station Cargo Transport Capabilities, pp. 193-219
(GAO)

State Support for Commercial Space Activities, pp. 221-243
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Support Services for Commercial Space Transportation, pp. 245-280
(Federal Aviation Administration)

Index

   Series:
      Space Science, Exploration and Policies
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 7 x 10, 291pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-61668-707-6
   Status: AV
  
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