Committee F47 on Commercial Spaceflight

Staff Manager: Katerina Koperna

ASTM Committee F47 on Commercial Spaceflight was formed in 2016 as a result of the privatization and commercialization of spaceflight. Additionally, as the environment evolves both in the private and public sector, industry is utilizing ASTM’s neutral forum for developing safety and quality standards with recommended practices which would best position itself for any future regulatory requirement as well as allowing for innovation in this progressing area. The Committee meets three times a year, with about 30 members attending 1 to 2 days of technical meetings in conjunction with industry conferences. F47 has 5 technical subcommittees that develop and maintain standards. Information on this subcommittee structure and F47's portfolio of approved standards and Work Items under development are available from the List of Subcommittees and Standards. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects of aerospace personnel education, training, qualifications and certifications.