LOGAN, Utah -- For smallsat owners and operators, obtaining U.S. government approval to launch and operate spacecraft can sometimes take longer than developing the satellite.
When it comes to new services like rideshare and the emergence of non-traditional entrants, startups and non-U.S. launch opportunities, U.S. policy lags behind the pace of rapidly evolving technologies, says Barbara Braun, systems director of space innovation at the Aerospace Corporation.
“Good policy takes time to develop, but our industry is changing . . .
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