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National Coalition of Spaceport States. Briefing for the Advanced Spaceport Technology Working Group (ASTWG) Meeting Kennedy Space Center May 15, 2001 Presented by Tim Huddleston, NCSS Chairman. The Universe is before us. We need only to choose to understand it. – Author unknown.

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National coalition of spaceport states

National Coalition of Spaceport States

Briefing for the

Advanced Spaceport Technology Working Group (ASTWG) Meeting

Kennedy Space Center

May 15, 2001

Presented by

Tim Huddleston, NCSS Chairman

The Universe is before us. We need only to choose to understand it.

– Author unknown


Mission

Mission

The mission of the National Coalition of Spaceport States is to promote and support the development of a viable access to space capability that is reliable, economical and safe.


Mission focus

Mission Focus

  • Bringing together the vast potential of member States in furthering a nationwide infrastructure of spaceports and space operations

  • Promote the development of a viable national commercial space launch industry

NCSS accomplishes this mission by:


Actions

Actions

The Coalition shall take such actions as to further the definition, development and operation of spaceports in the United States with an emphasis on promoting the development of new spaceports in Coalition States. These actions shall include but not be limited to the following:


Actions1

Actions

  • A. Examining and addressing legislation, regulation and policy that may affect the coalition, its member states and the spaceports therein to ensure that such legislation and policy do not favor one Spaceport State over another

  • B. Through continuing interface with the appropriate federal agencies, ensuring that the Coalition spaceports are included as an integral part of the national space access infrastructure. Attendant with this is a request for these federal agencies to include the Coalition in all deliberations and rulemaking processes that impinge on space access


Actions2

Actions

  • C. Providing timely, current, and continuing information regarding Coalition activities to Congress, the Office of the President, and federal space policy-developing agencies to ensure that decisions regarding the space industry are developed with a full understanding of current and planned Coalition spaceport initiatives

  • D. Providing support, as feasible, to the Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the U.S. Space Command and any other federal agencies, ensuring that rules and regulations developed by these organizations consider the needs and capabilities of the Coalition spaceports


Actions3

Actions

  • E.Supporting private commercial space industry with regard to their interest in the national space agenda with special focus on the preceding items and activities

  • F. Seeking Federal funding in support of the coalition, its member states and spaceports therein.


Membership

Membership

Membership is limited to states that are operating or hosting a spaceport(s), states that are in the process of developing or hosting a spaceport(s), and states that have expressed interest in developing or hosting a spaceport(s)


Member states

Member States

Alabama, Alaska, California, Florida, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin


Governance

Governance

NCSS is governed by a Board of Directors, which consist of both voting and non-voting directors

  • Each member state is entitled to one voting director

  • The board appoints non-voting directors

  • The board meets at least than quarterly

  • Meeting can be either in person or via teleconference


Officers

Officers

  • Chairman: Tim Huddleston, Alabama

  • Vice Chair: Andrea Seastrand, California

  • Vice Chair: Hanson Scott, New Mexico

  • Secretary: Bill King, Washington State

  • Treasurer: George French, Wisconsin

    Each can serve up three years


Councils

Councils

Industry Advisory Council

Consists aerospace industry representatives appointed by the Chair of the Coalition and confirmed by the Board. The Industry Advisory Council serves to advise the Coalition on matters related to spaceports, national space policy, and other related matters from an industry perspective

Government Advisory Council

consists government representatives appointed by the Chairman of the Coalition and confirmed by the Board. The Government Advisory Council serves to advise the Coalition on matters related to spaceports, national space policy, and other related matters from a government perspective


Issues

Issues

  • National Space Policy: Promote and support the creation of a new National Space Policy

  • National Space Council: Promote and Support creation of a Presidential Space Advisory Group in the White House

  • Space Launch Initiative: Promote, support and monitor the administration of SLI funding as appropriated by congress


Issues cont

Issues cont.

  • Export Controls: Reform the State Department licensing process for the export of satellites, launch vehicles, their components, and related technical data.

  • Spaceport Financing: Support federal tax exemptions for bonds issued by spaceports.

  • Flight Safety: Promote revisions in flight safety that are very favorable to commercial space operations while adequately protecting the populous


Issues cont1

Issues cont.

  • DOT Matching Grants: Promote and support an appropriation in the amount of $10 million for a matching grant program at DOT for space transportation infrastructure

  • Range Modernization: Promote and support the modernization of current and future space launch ranges


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NCSS

End of Briefing


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