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Space Safety Regulations and Standards by Ram Jakhu, Joseph N. Pelton

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Chapter 14 Regulation and licensing of US commercial spaceports1

Michael Mineiro

Boeing Fellow in Air and Space Law, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Chapter Outline

  • US Federal Law and Regulation Governing Commercial Spaceport Activities…………………………………161

    • The principal framework for commercial space launches and spaceports…………………………………162

      • Opening Provisions: launch and re-entry sites…………………………………162

      • Licensing Provisions: general scope and requirement to obtain…………………………………163

      • Post-Licensing Provisions: enforcement and penalty…………………………………166

      • Financial Responsibility Provisions…………………………………166

      • Secretary of Transportation Regulatory Authority…………………………………167

      • Other Provisions…………………………………167

    • Commercial Space ...

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