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Remarks by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at the Seventh Meeting of the National Space Council

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Thank you, Vice President Pence, for the opportunity to update the National Space Council on the work being done at the Department of Commerce to implement Space Policy Directives Two and Three. I am pleased to report that after innumerable discussions with industry and government agencies, a new remote sensing rule has been finalized and has been published this morning on the Federal Register...

Commerce Department Releases New Regulations to Support U.S. Leadership in Commercial Satellite Remote Sensing Industry

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Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce released new regulations to improve the licensing process for private U.S. satellite remote sensing operations, helping ensure continued U.S. leadership in a critical commercial space industry. The new final rules increase openness and transparency in the licensing process, will eliminate most restrictions on how licensed remote sensing systems may be...

Remarks by U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at 35th National Space Symposium

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Good morning, and thank you, Tom, for that kind introduction. It is an honor to share the stage with so many luminaries of the U.S. space industry, and especially with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan. Thank you for those remarks. Our being here is a clear demonstration of the focus the Trump Administration places on one of our nation’s most prominent and important industries. The individuals...

Remarks by Acting Deputy Secretary of Commerce Karen Dunn Kelley at the Fourth Meeting of the National Space Council

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Mr. Vice President, National Space Council, and guests - thank you for allowing me to join you today. I send regrets from Secretary Ross who is on an important overseas mission. Since this Council’s last meeting in June, Secretary Ross has been very busy advocating for the U.S. commercial space industry around the world. He continues to emphasize our mantra – America must be the flag of choice of...

Thanks to Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Aerospace Industry is Boldly Going to New Frontiers

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Guest blog post by Brian Lenihan , Acting Executive Director of SelectUSA On February 20, Vice President Mike Pence led the second meeting of the National Space Council at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Vice President Pence reiterated the Trump Administration’s dedication to making the United States the global leader in the burgeoning commercial space industry. “It's here today, in the 21st...

Secretary Ross Praises President Trump’s Signing of Space Policy Directive – 2

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Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross praised President Trump’s signing of Space Policy Directive – 2 (SPD-2), which directs the Department of Commerce and other agencies to implement reforms of the U.S. commercial space regulatory framework that will unshackle private space industry. The President’s approval brings into force several recommendations made by the National Space Council in...

Remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross at the National Space Symposium 2018

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Good morning, and thank you for the warm welcome. It is a pleasure to be here with all of you – world leaders in space policy, business, and scientific research. I am honored to address an audience that is so important to the future achievement and well-being of the United States. What an exciting time for American advancement in space! Last month, President Trump announced his National Space...

Secretary Ross Outlines Commerce-Led Initiatives to Advance Space Leadership

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Secretary Wilbur Ross addressed the second meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council today, where he outlined Commerce-led initiatives to advance American leadership in space commerce. “Since the Council’s first meeting last October, the Department of Commerce has identified regulatory barriers to commercial space activity and developed a vision for the future of space commerce....

Secretary Ross: “A Bright Future for U.S. Leadership of Space Commerce”

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CAPE CANAVERAL – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered the following remarks today at the second meeting of the reconstituted National Space Council. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Mr. Vice President, Members of the National Space Council, the User Advisory Committee, and distinguished guests: A couple of weeks ago, here at Cape Canaveral, we watched the successful launch of Space X...