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Joint Senate Commerce and SASC Hearing on RD-180 Engines and SpaceX Certification, July 16, 2014

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 17-Jul-2014 (Updated: 17-Jul-2014 08:41 AM)
A joint hearing was held on July 16, 2014 between the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC).  The hearing, Options for Assuring Domestic Space Access, was co-chaired by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) from Commerce and Sen, Mark Udall (D-CO) from SASC.  Two main themes were how to cope with the possibility that Russian RD-180 engines might no longer be available because of strained U.S.-Russian relationships over Ukraine and SpaceX's effort to be certified by the Air Force to be awarded launch contracts.  Space PolicyOnline.com published a summary of the hearing on July 16.

SASC Subcommittee Hearing on FY2013 Military Space Activities: SpacePolicyOnline.com Hearing Notes

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 25-Mar-2012 (Updated: 25-Mar-2012 05:47 PM)

The Senate Armed Services Committee's Srategic Forces subcommittee held a hearing on March 21, 2012 on the FY2013 budget request for military space programs.  These SpacePolicyOnline.com hearing notes were originally published on SpacePolicyOnline.com on March 23, 2012 under the title “Senators Cool to Space Code of Conduct; GAO Praises DOD on Acquisition Progress.” 

LightSquared and GPS: SpacePolicyOnline.com Hearing Notes from a February 2012 House Hearing

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 09-Feb-2012 (Updated: 09-Feb-2012 03:56 PM)
The Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on February 8, 2012 on "A Review of Issues Associated with Protecting and Improving our Nation’s Aviation Satellite-Based Global Positioning System Infrastructure."   This SpacePolicyOnline.com recap of the hearing originally appeared as an article on SpacePolicyOnline.com on February 8 under the title "LightSquared Gets Pounded Again at Another Congressional Hearing."

SASC Hearing on FY2010 Military Space Budget: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Congressional Hearing Summary

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 29-May-2009 (Updated: 05-Dec-2011 05:24 PM)

The Senate Armed Services Committee's Strategic Forces Subcommittee held a hearing on the FY2010 military space budget on May 20, 2009. A SpacePolicyOnline.com summary of this congressional hearing is available here (View PDF).

HASC Hearing on National Security Space and Missile Defense FY2010 Budget: A SpacePolicyOnline.com Congressional Hearing Summary

Marcia S. Smith
Posted: 28-May-2009 (Updated: 05-Dec-2011 05:24 PM)

The House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing on the FY2010 budget request for national security space programs and missile defense on May 21, 2009. A SpacePolicyOnline.com summary of this congressional hearing is available here (View PDF ).