FAA’s Commercial Space Office Experiences Busiest Year

SpaceX Starlink-10 mission lifts off Aug. 18 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
Credit: SpaceX
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAA is busier than it has ever been licensing commercial space launches, officials said Sept. 14. The FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) has already licensed 32 of the record 34 commercial space launches it has projected for the current...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and unmanned aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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