NOAA Removes Restrictive EO Licence Conditions

The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs (CRSRA) office — a division of the Office of Space Commerce — has announced a modification of operating licenses of multiple commercial satellite systems, which previously had been prevented licensees from offering their full remote sensing capabilities to the public.

“This action cuts out significant red tape in private remote sensing systems regulation and keeps with the Department’s commitment to accelerate U.S. leadership in the fast-growing commercial space industry,” said Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves.

In 2020, in response to Space Policy Directive-2 on Streamlining Regulations on the Commercial Use of Space, NOAA implemented streamlined regulations on private remote sensing systems, in accordance with a new oversight philosophy.

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