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Commercial Space Launches: FAA Should Update How It Assesses Federal Liability Risk
GAO-12-899: Published: Jul 30, 2012. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 2012.
According to studies, the United States provides less commercial space launch indemnification for third party losses than China, France, and Russia. These countries put no limit on the amount of government indemnification coverage, which in the United States is limited by the Commercial Space Launch Act Amendments of 1988 (CSLAA). Governments commitments to pay have never been tested because the...
Commercial Space Transportation: Industry Trends, Government Challenges, and International Competitiveness Issues
GAO-12-836T: Published: Jun 20, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 2012.
Since a peak of 22 U.S. commercial space launches in fiscal year 1998, the annual number of launches generally ranged from 4 to 9 launches. The number of commercial space launches is expected to increase in the next 8 years as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans to procure 51 launches from commercial cargo companies to resupply the International Space Station. FAA also e...
Commercial Space Launch Act: Preliminary Information on Issues to Consider for Reauthorization
GAO-12-767T: Published: Jun 6, 2012. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 2012.
GAOs work to date work indicates the United States provides less indemnification for third party losses than China, France, and Russia, according to studies. These countries put no limit on the amount of government indemnification coverage currently available through the Commercial Space Launch Act Amendments of 1988 (CSLA) which is about $2.7 billion per launch. These commitments to pay hav...