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House seeks simpler rules on space commerce

The House Committee on Science, Space and Technology passed a bill on 8 June to simplify rules surrounding commercial space activities.

The American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act assigns responsibility for the authorization and supervision of all commercial space activities to the Department of Commerce’s Office of Space Commerce, and reforms the regulatory process around commercial remote-sensing satellites.

“For several years, we have heard concerns from stakeholders that they need greater regulatory certainty to attract investment and succeed. I am pleased that the committee has acted to addresses these concerns by passing this much-needed bill," said space subcommittee chairman Brian Babin, Republican of Texas

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