With support from industry and government leaders, ASTM International will host an organizational meeting to potentially create a new technical committee that develops voluntary consensus standards for commercial spaceflight.
This meeting comes in part as a result of the updated U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 (CSLCA). The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) is recommending the organization of the new group.
The no-fee meeting is Monday, Oct. 24, at 1 pm EDT at RTCA, Inc. in Washington, D.C., USA. Industry stakeholders and others interested in charting a path towards standardization for commercial spaceflight are welcome to attend.
Consensus standards from organizations like ASTM International are known to enhance safety and efficiency in aerospace. New standards could support the growing number of people and entities who design, manufacture, and operate commercial space vehicles for both human and unmanned flights. Human spaceflight occupant safety will be an area of immediate focus, according to those who have expressed initial interest.
The objectives of the meeting are to:
· bring an array of industry experts together;
· identify specific standards needs;
· determine if ASTM International should formally launch a new activity; and, if so,
· develop and approve title, scope, and structure of a new technical committee.
For the meeting agenda, please visit: Meeting Agenda
Any questions should be directed to:
|Director, Business Development:||Christine DeJong|