US government considers changing law in order to sell missile motors

By Melina Druga  |  August 22, 2017

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is examining whether the Commercial Space Act of 1998 should be changed to allow the sale of intercontinental ballistic missiles surplus motors for use in commercial spacecraft. The GAO conducted a study because it feels the sale of surplus motors makes the nation’s commercial space launch companies more competitive. The study was authorized under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. If the motors could be sold, the government w...

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DARPA launches program for the advancement of autonomous systems

By Melina Druga |
August 21, 2017

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently launched a program to create technology for the continual...Read More »

Taxpayer, traveler groups rank ATC high transportation legislative priority on Capitol Hill

By Kim Riley |
August 18, 2017

Reforming air traffic control (ATC) is a top priority for U.S. House Republicans when they return to Capitol Hill from t...Read More »

Successful test demonstrates feasibility of wireless network among the clouds

By Chris Galford |
August 17, 2017

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Gas prices on the rise for much of the US

By Chris Galford |
August 16, 2017

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Ballast water management treaty set to enter into force in September

By Alex Murtha |
August 15, 2017

A treaty to introduce global regulations to control the transfer of potentially dangerous invasive maritime species will...Read More »

Power commission orders Con Edison to improve subway service

By Melina Druga |
August 14, 2017

After repeated power failures in the New York City subway, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) has ordere...Read More »

Strike authorization vote set for Frontier Airlines pilots

By Alex Murtha |
August 11, 2017

Due to the slow pace of contract talks, officials at Frontier Airlines recently indicated they will ask the Air Line Pil...Read More »

FAA must work with its Asia-Pacific counterparts, Huerta says

By Melina Druga |
August 10, 2017

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael P. Huerta, speaking at the Asia-Pacific Directors General of...Read More »

FAA considering change to Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum authorization process

By Melina Druga |
August 9, 2017

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is considering a change to its Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM) auth...Read More »

Bill would prohibit drones near airports, aircraft

By Melina Druga |
August 8, 2017

U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI) and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) recently introduced a bill that would restrict drones f...Read More »

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