United States of America

National space agencies

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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Space ports

Blue Origin
Boca Chica
Colorado Air & Space Port
Houston Spaceport
Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport
Mojave Air & Space PortTourism
Oklahoma Spaceport
Pacific Missile Range Facility
Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska
Pegasus (Canary Islands air space)
Pegasus (USSF Eastern Range air space)
Pegasus (USSF Western Range air space)
Space Florida Launch and Landing FacilityTourism
Spaceport AmericaTourism
USSF Eastern Range
USSF Western Range
Vandenberg Spaceport (SLC-8)
Virgin Orbit (USSF Western Range air space)
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Space laws

Strategies
Jan. 1, 2011
National Security Space Strategy, 2011
Satellite Communications
National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan
State strategic interest
America First National Space Strategy 2018
Space objects launch/return State strategic interest
Policies
Nov. 21, 2013
National Space Transportation Policy of the United States of America (November 21, 2013)
June 28, 2010
National Space Policy of 2010
State strategic interest Earth Observation/Remote SensingSatellite Communications
Dec. 15, 2004
U.S. Global Positioning System Policy
State strategic interest
April 25, 2003
Commercial Remote Sensing Policy, of 2003
Ground segment operation Data ManagementEarth Observation/Remote Sensing
White House Space Policy Directive 1 Reinvigorating America's Human Space Exploration Program of 2017 (NEW)
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingState strategic interest
Space Policy Directive 2 Streamlining Regulations on Commercial Use of Space of 2018 (NEW)
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingState strategic interest
Text of Space Policy Directive-4: Establishment of the United States Space Force (NEW)
State strategic interest
Space Policy Directive 3 National Space Traffic Management Policy of 2018
Safety or space debris removalState strategic interest On orbit servicing
Legislations
March 17, 2020
Open Market Reorganization for the Betterment of International Telecommunications (ORBIT) Act of 2000
Satellite Communications
Jan. 3, 2019
S.141 - Space Weather Research and Forecasting Act 2017-2018 (in progress)
Data ManagementEarth Observation/Remote SensingSatellite Communications
Dec. 28, 2018
American Space Situational Awareness and Framework for Entity (SAFE) Management Act (NEW)
June 28, 2018
American Leadership in Space Technology and Advanced Rocketry (ALSTAR) Act of 2018 (NEW)
Space objects launch/returnSpace technology Earth Observation/Remote SensingSatellite Communications
June 28, 2018
Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act of 2018 (NEW)
Dec. 12, 2017
H.R.2810 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018
Authorization and licensingState strategic interest Satellite Communications
June 7, 2017
American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensing
March 21, 2017
NASA Authorization Act 2017-2018
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingState strategic interest Satellite Communications
Nov. 25, 2015
U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, Space Resource Exploration and Utilization Act of 2015 (Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015)
Space objects launch/return Space Resources UtilizationSpace Tourism
Jan. 1, 2015
51 USC Ch. 509: COMMERCIAL SPACE LAUNCH ACTIVITIES
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingLiability and insurance Space Tourism
Jan. 17, 2014
H.R.3547 - Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014
Dec. 18, 2010
Title 51 of the U.S.C.- National and Commercial Space Programs, enacted in 2010
Earth Observation/Remote SensingSatellite Communications
Oct. 11, 2010
P.L. 111-267, NASA Authorization Act of 2010
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingState strategic interest Earth Observation/Remote Sensing
Oct. 15, 2008
2008 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act
Authorization and licensing Earth Observation/Remote Sensing
Dec. 30, 2005
2005 National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act
Authorization and licensing Earth Observation/Remote SensingSatellite Communications
Dec. 23, 2004
Commercial Space Launch Amendments Act of 2004 (CSLAA)
Space objects launch/return
Feb. 8, 1996
Telecommunications Act, 1996
Satellite Communications
Oct. 28, 1992
Land Remote Sensing Policy Act of 1992
Ground segment operation Data ManagementEarth Observation/Remote Sensing
Nov. 15, 1990
USC Chapter 10, Sect. 105, Inventions in outer space (2015)
Oct. 30, 1984
Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984 (CSLA)
Space objects launch/return Earth Observation/Remote Sensing
July 17, 1984
Land Remote-Sensing Commercialization Act of 1984 (LRSCA)
Ground segment operation Data ManagementEarth Observation/Remote Sensing
July 4, 1982
NSDD 42 - National Security Decision Directive 42 of 1982
State strategic interest
June 30, 1976
Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA)
State strategic interest
Title 47 of the U.S.C, on Telecommunications
Satellite Communications
Mapping a New and Innovative Focus on our Exploration Strategy (MANIFEST) for Human Space Flight Act (2017)
USC Title 42, Ch. 26 (National Space Programme)
State strategic interest
Orders
April 6, 2020
Executive Order on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources, April 6, 2020 (NEW)
Space Resources Utilization
June 9, 2004
Order, FCC 04-130, on the Mitigation of Space Debris
Safety or space debris removal On orbit servicing
Regulations
April 6, 2007
Final Rule - Experimental Permits for Reusable Suborbital Rockets
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensing
Aug. 25, 2006
Licensing and Safety Requirements for Launch, Final Rule
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingSafety or space debris removal
April 25, 2006
Licensing of Private Land Remote-Sensing Space Systems, Final Rule (2006)
Authorization and licensing Data ManagementEarth Observation/Remote Sensing
April 25, 2006
Licensing of Private Land Remote-Sensing Space Systems
Authorization and licensing Data ManagementEarth Observation/Remote Sensing
Oct. 31, 2001
Amendment of the Commission's Regulatory Policies to Allow Non-U.S.Licensed Space Stations to Provide Domestic and International Satellite Service in the United States
Authorization and licensing Satellite Communications
47 C.F.R. 25, on Satellite Telecommunications
Ground segment operation Satellite Communications
Export Administration Regulation (EAR)
Extra-territorial application State strategic interest Satellite Communications
14 C.F.R. 400-499 on COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATION, FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensing
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Extra-territorial application Safety or space debris removalState strategic interest
Miscellaneous
June 29, 2017
S.722 - Countering Iran's Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017
State strategic interest
Sept. 30, 2016
H.R. 4945 the American Space Renaissance Act (ASRA)
Jan. 3, 2012
H.R. 6586 To extend the application of certain space launch liability provisions through 2014
Authorization and licensingLiability and insurance
Oct. 1, 2009
Review of the Human Spaceflight Plans Committee Report
Space objects launch/return
July 8, 2004
Commercial Space Transportation Waiver of Liquid Propellant Storage and Handling Requirements for Operation of a Launch Site at the Mojave Airport in CA
Liability and insurance
April 13, 2004
Waiver of Public Notice Requirement of Suborbital Rocket Launch, 2004
Authorization and licensing
July 3, 2003
Flexibility for Delivery of Communications by Mobile Satellite Service Providers in the 2 GHz Band, the L-Band, and the 1.6/2.4 GHz Bands
Ground segment operation Satellite Communications
NPR 8715.6A, on Orbital Debris Procedural Requirements
Safety or space debris removal On orbit servicing
Space Acts Agreements (SAAs)
Space objects launch/return
further statements and proposals
NASA-STD 8719.14 on Processes Limiting Orbital Debris
Safety or space debris removal On orbit servicing
U.S. Government Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices
Safety or space debris removal On orbit servicing
Torts; space flight activities; provide facilitation; definitions; exceptions (Georgia)
Authorization and licensingLiability and insuranceState strategic interest
Georgia Space Flight Act; enact
Space objects launch/return Authorization and licensingLiability and insuranceState strategic interest
Cooperation Agreements
March 18, 2021
Cooperation between NASA and SpaceX for Flight Safety Coordination with NASA assets
Space objects control Continuous supervision of non-governmental activityLiability and insuranceSafety or space debris removalState strategic interest