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|Type||Non-profit Trade Association|
|Key people||Eric C. Anderson (Chairman)|
|Area served||United States|
|Mission||"To promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry."|
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is a private spaceflight industry group, incorporated as an industry association for the purposes of establishing ever higher levels of safety for the commercial human spaceflight industry, sharing best practices and expertise, and promoting the growth of the industry worldwide. Issues that the Commercial Spaceflight Federation work on include, but are not limited to, the STIM-Grants program for spaceport infrastructure, FAA regulations and permits, industry safety standards, public outreach, and public advocacy for the commercial space sector.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation was initially conceived as the Personal Spaceflight Federation (PSF) by a group of leaders in the newly emerging private spaceflight industry in 2005. The goal of the newly created Personal Spaceflight Federation was to "design and uphold the standards and processes necessary to ensure public safety and promote growth of the personal spaceflight industry."
On August 22, 2006, the PSF laid out their priorities listing:
On June 15, 2008, the Personal Spaceflight Federation announced a new website and a new name -- the Commercial Spaceflight Federation -- to emphasize "the diverse business activities of the commercial human spaceflight industry." The areas the CSF was now representing included:
On August 10, 2009, the CSF announced the creation of the Suborbital Applications Research Group (SARG). On November 23, 2009, the CSF announced the creation of the Spaceports Council. On February 18, 2010, the CSF announced a new research and education affiliates program.
|Executive Members||Associate Members|
|Bigelow Aerospace||Andrews Space, inc.|
|Blue Origin||ARES Corporation|
|Excalibur Almaz||Barrios Technology|
|Jacksonville - Cecil Field Spaceport||BWSC|
|Masten Space Systems||Cimarron|
|Mojave Spaceport||DCI Services and Consulting|
|Sierra Nevada Corporation||David Clark Company|
|Southwest Research Institute||Ecliptic Enterprises Corp.|
|Space Adventures||ETC - NASTAR Center|
|Space Florida||IHA[disambiguation needed]|
|Spaceport America||Jacobs Technology|
|United Launch Alliance||MDA Corporation|
|Virgin Galactic||MEI Technologies|
|XCOR Aerospace||Moon Express|
|Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne|
|Special Aerospace Services|
|United Space Alliance|
|X PRIZE Foundation|
|Aeroports de Catalunya|
The Suborbital Applications Researchers Group (SARG) was created on August 10, 2009 to "increase awareness of commercial suborbital vehicles in the science and R&D communities, to work with policymakers to ensure that payloads can have easy access to these vehicles, and to further develop ideas for the uses of these vehicles for science, engineering, and education missions."
|Dr. S. Alan Stern||Southwest Research Institute|
|Dr. Steven Collicott||Purdue University|
|Dr. Joshua Colwell||University of Central Florida|
|Dr. Daniel Durda||Southwest Research Institute|
|Dr. Samuel Durrance||Florida Institute of Technology|
|Dr. David Grinspoon||Denver Museum of Natural Sciences|
|Dr. Makenzie Lystrup||University of Colorado, Boulder|
|Dr. Richard Miles||Princeton University|
|Dr. John Pojman||Louisiana State University|
|Dr. Mark Shelhamer||Johns Hopkins University|
|Dr. Mike Summers||George Mason University|
|Dr. Erika Wagner||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
The Spaceports Council was founded on November 23, 2009 after the second CSF Spaceports Executive Summit held on Oct 20, 2009 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The issues that the Spaceports Council cover include:
The chair of the Spaceports Council is Steve Landeene, and they have regular meetings covering spaceport principles, common problems, voluntary uniform standards, and to advise vehicle operators, developers, and other members of the CSF, on issues of concern to the spaceport community.
|Spaceport America||Chairman Rick Homans|
|Aeroports de Catalunya||Executive Director Jordi Candela|
|Cecil Field Spaceport||Administrator of Planning and Development Todd Lindner|
|Mojave Air and Space Port||General Manager Stuart Witt|
|Oklahoma Spaceport||Executive Director Bill Khourie|
|Space Florida||Executive Director Frank DiBello|
|Spaceport Indiana||President Brian Tanner|
|Spaceport Scotland||Chairman Howie Firth|
|Spaceport Sweden||Director Karin Nilsdotter|
|Wisconsin Aerospace Authority||Chairman Tom Crabb|
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation's Research and Education Affiliates program was created on February 18, 2010. The chairman of the CSF when the research and education affiliates program was created, Mark Sirangelo, said that "Researchers, engineers, and educators will be among the primary beneficiaries of the new generation of low-cost commercial spacecraft, as payload opportunities to space start to grow. We’re excited to create a new category of affiliate membership to strengthen the ties between the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and the research and education community."
|University of Central Florida|
|George Mason University|
|Johns Hopkins University|
|Southwest Research Institute|
|West Virginia University|
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