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sustaining human activity in space through commercial spaceflight

Sustaining Human Activity in Space Through Commercial Spaceflight

Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Alex Saltman

Executive Director

saltman@commercialspaceflight.org

commercial spaceflight federation
Commercial Spaceflight Federation

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is the industry association of leading businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality.

Mission of CSF: To promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry.

Michael Lopez-Alegria, record-breaking former NASA astronaut, was recently hired to be CSF’s President.

45 members and counting
45 Members and Counting…

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSAerojetAndrews Space, Inc.ARES Corporation Arkyd Astronautics Barrios TechnologyBWSCCimarronDavid Clark Company DCI Services and ConsultingEcliptic Enterprises Corporation ETC - NASTAR CenterGriffin CommunicationsIHAJacobs TechnologyJ&P TechnologiesLogyxMDA Corporation

MEI TechnologiesMoon ExpressNIARORBITEC OSIDAParagon SDCPratt & Whitney RocketdyneRaytheonRS&H Scaled CompositesSEAKR Engineering Special Aerospace ServicesTriumph Aerospace-NNUnited Space Alliance WyleX PRIZE Foundation

EXECUTIVE MEMBERSArmadillo Aerospace Blue Origin Excalibur AlmazJacksonville-Cecil Field SpaceportMasten Space SystemsMojave SpaceportSierra Nevada CorporationSouthwest Research Institute Space AdventuresSpace FloridaSpaceport America SpaceXUnited Launch AllianceVirgin GalacticXCOR Aerospace

recent member activities
Recent Member Activities
  • Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems completes a major NASA Commercial Crew milestone by delivering the Dream Chaser first flight test vehicle structure.
  • SpaceX successfully test-fires a SuperDraco engine, which will be used for launch escape and propulsive landing.
  • United Launch Alliance completes a design milestones necessary for certifying Atlas V for human spaceflight and
  • Armadillo Aerospace launches to an altitude of almost 60 miles from Spaceport America, carrying a student scientific payload from Purdue University.
  • Space Adventures books first of two seats for its private lunar spaceflight mission.
  •  Masten Space Systems conducts free-flight of Xaero vehicle in preparation for NASA flights, inks agreement with Space Florida for launches.
our board
Our Board
  • Officers
    • Chairman Eric Anderson
      • Space Adventures
    • Jeff Greason
      • XCOR Aerospace
    • Gwynne Shotwell
      • SpaceX
    • George Whitesides
      • Virgin Galactic
    • Stu Witt
      • Mojave Spaceport
    • Mark Sirangelo, Chairman Emeritus
      • Sierra Nevada Corp
nasa s human exploration mission
NASA’s Human Exploration Mission

NASA must explore beyond low Earth orbit, to refresh our nation’s pioneering spirit and excite the public.

But the Augustine Commission said NASA needed more money to do that.

So, NASA must become more efficient.

Many ways the private sector can help, but here are two:

  • Reduce the cost of maintaining the Space Station through commercial transportation of cargo and crew
  • Help develop new technologies for exploration that make exploration cheaper and easier
nasa commercial cargo program
NASA: Commercial Cargo Program

COTS was a program for competitively awarded, fixed-price contracts to develop vehicles for cargo delivery to the International Space Station

Resupply contracts were awarded for flights to Orbital and SpaceX

SpaceX launched a test flight on December 8, 2010 and is expected to launch again in the next two months

Orbital expected to launch later this summer

Vehicles were developed for far cheaper than previous development efforts, indicating that this is a model that should be used more

nasa commercial crew program
NASA: Commercial Crew Program

Competitively awarded, fixed-price contracts to develop vehicles for crew delivery to the International Space Station

Round two is in progress, with four companies funded to produce systems for use in their eventual vehicles: SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, Blue Origin and Boeing, countless subcontractors

Next round is CCiCap:

  • Integrated system for crew delivery
  • With extension, would take companies to first human flight
  • Proposals were due on March 23, awards in the summer
nasa space technology
NASA: Space Technology
  • Early stage innovation

Grants, SBIR/STTR, Centennial challenges

  • Game-changing technology development
  • Commercial suborbital flights
  • Technology demonstrations, including:

Autonomous landing

Solar sails

Laser communications

And more!

contact
Contact
  • Alex Saltman
  • Executive Director
  • Commercial Spaceflight Federation
  • saltman@commercialspaceflight.org
  • 202-349-1121