- Space Act Agreement
Commercial Crew and Cargo
2006 - 2011 Commercial Space Transportation Capabilities 2007 - 2010 Commercial Crew Development (phase 1) 2010 - 2011 Commercial Resupply Services (cargo) 2011 - 2015 Commercial Crew Development (phase 2) 2011 - 2012 NASA's COTS program
Private spaceflight companies
Space Act Agreement is a type of legal agreement specified in the National Aeronautics and Space Act that established NASA. Agreements of this type have been reached under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) and Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) programs are examples of Space Act agreements. They are not subject to normal Federal Acquisition Regulations.
Besides these two initiatives NASA has concluded five other agreements in the Commercial Space Transportation Capabilities (CSTC).
Commercial Space Transportation Capabilities
Five agreements were signed between January 2007 and June 2007:
- Planetspace for their Silver Dart lifting body launched by Canadian Arrow rocket
- tSpace for their Crew Transfer Vehicle (CXV) capsule launched from the now defunct AirLaunch LLC system
- Spacehab for their ARCTUS cargo delivery vehicle for the ISS that is based on existing US hardware
- SpaceDev for their Dream Chaser lifting body spaceplane
- Constellation Services International for their cargo delivery vehicle for the ISS that is based on existing Russian hardware
All three of the Space Act Agreement initiatives, COTS, CSTC and CCDev are for development, engineering and testing of design concepts, but CSTC is different from the other two initiatives in no providing any funding. CSTC agreements are only instruments committing NASA to increase cooperation and to support the private sector companies with information and other facilities, but this commitment is without financial implications and both sides (NASA and the private companies) should ensure by themselves the required funds for their respective parts of the activities.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Space Preservation Act — The Space Preservation Act was a series of four bills introduced to the United States House of Representatives designed to preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind. Space Preservation Act of 2005.… … Wikipedia
Space policy of the United States — The Space policy of the United States includes both the making of space policy through the legislative process, and the execution of that policy by both civilian and military space programs and by regulatory agencies. The early history of United… … Wikipedia
Space Race — For a discussion of all spaceflight programs to date, see History of spaceflight. For a list of key events, see Timeline of space exploration. For other uses of the term, see Space Race (disambiguation). A replica of Sputnik 1, the world s… … Wikipedia
space exploration — Investigation of the universe beyond Earth s atmosphere by means of manned and unmanned spacecraft. Study of the use of rockets for spaceflight began early in the 20th century. Germany s research on rocket propulsion in the 1930s led to… … Universalium
Space Channel 5 — For the Canadian television network, see Space (TV channel) nihongo|Space Channel 5|スペース チャンネル５ is a music video game series developed by United Game Artists under the direction of Tetsuya Mizuguchi and published by Sega. The gameplay features a… … Wikipedia
T/Space — Infobox Company name = Transformational Space Corporation (t/Space) type = Private genre = Commercial spaceflight foundation = Early 2004 founder = location city = Reston, Virginia location country = United States location = locations = area… … Wikipedia
International Space Station program — The International Space Station program is tied together by a complex set of legal, political and financial agreements between the fifteen nations involved in the project, governing ownership of the various components, rights to crewing and… … Wikipedia
International Space Station — ISS redirects here. For other uses, see ISS (disambiguation). International Space Station … Wikipedia
NASA Open Source Agreement — NASA logo Author NASA Version 1.3 Publisher NASA … Wikipedia
James Webb Space Telescope — General information Organization NASA, with significant contributions from ESA and CSA … Wikipedia