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FAA Seeks Input on Proposal to Update Commercial Launch Regulations

1 min read
Jeff Brody

The Federal Aviation Administration is accepting public feedback on a proposal to revise policies on commercial launch operations through July 30, Space News reported Thursday.

Wayne Monteith, associate administrator of commercial space transportation at FAA, said that the agency extended the June 14 deadline after space industry entities expressed concerns over the sufficiency of a 60-day comment period during a Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee meeting in Washington, D.C. 

Monteith noted that while FAA is open to input on revised launch regulations, the agency follows “very direct rules” on establishing policies that restrict alternative suggestions.

“We will be reorganized before the end of the year with new staff that has the right skill sets so that we have some period, multiple months, to prepare for the new rule,” he added.

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