COMSTAC to Review European Code of Conduct, Re-entry Debris at Meeting

The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee has two public teleconferences next month to discuss pending issues before the board.  The first on Aug. 4 is the most interesting, with topics including reviews of a report on re-entry debris, the European Code of Conduct for Space, and the Long-Term Sustainability of Space Effort being led by the United Nations.

Details about the teleconferences and how to participate follow after the break.

FAA Space Transportation Operations Working Group of the Commercial Space Transportation
Advisory Committee Teleconference — Public Teleconference

DATE: August 4, 2011
TIME: 1 p.m. EDT

AGENDA: The proposed agenda for this teleconference consists of the following topics: Final discussion of the CONOPS report on reentry debris, final discussion of the Economic Impact of complying with orbital debris standards, updates on the European Code of Conduct and the Long Term Sustainability of Space effort by the United Nations Committee for Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and any new business items that members want to consider.

FAA Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee Teleconference — Public Teleconference
DATE: Thursday, August 11, 2011
TIME: 1 p.m. EDT

AGENDA: The proposed agenda for this teleconference is the single topic of the structure of the COMSTAC working groups.

PARTICIPATION: Individuals who plan to participate should contact Susan Lender, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), (the Contact Person listed below) by phone or e-mail for the teleconference call in number.

Interested members of the public may submit relevant written statements for the COMSTAC members to consider under the advisory process. Statements may concern the issues and agenda items mentioned above or additional issues that may be relevant for the U.S. commercial space transportation industry. Interested parties wishing to submit written statements should contact Susan Lender, DFO, (the Contact Person listed below) in writing (mail or e-mail) by:

  • July 28, 2011 for the August 4 meeting;
  • August 4 for the August 11 meeting.

Written statements should be supplied in the following formats: One hard copy with original signature or one electronic copy via email.

Agendas will be posted on the FAA Web site at https://www.faa.gov/go/ast. Individuals who plan to participate and need special assistance should inform the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Susan Lender (AST–5)
Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST)
800 Independence Avenue, SW.
Room 331, Washington, DC 20591
Telephone: (202) 267–8029
E-mail: [email protected].