WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) introduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen commercial space policy and promote industry competitiveness by establishing a Commercial Space Activity Advisory Committee within the Office of Space Commerce. This legislation enables the advisory committee to share important insights into non-governmental space activity and empowers its members to inform and shape federal policy and programs.
“As connected technologies continue to evolve, space-based assets will only become more critical to our safety and national security,” said Senator Peters. “This bipartisan legislation would give our space industry leaders a seat at the table to help shape federal space policy and ensure the United States is at the forefront of commercial space development.”
“The commercial space industry is growing rapidly, and it is important for government to help it continue,” said Senator Wicker. “Establishing a new advisory committee staffed by subject matter experts across industry, academia, and policy will help us guide this industry into the next era.”
The Commercial Space Activity Advisory Committee would be comprised of 15 members who make recommendations on various priorities, including:
The Commercial Space Activity Advisory Committee Act is supported by Commercial Spaceflight Federation and ATLAS Space Operations.