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    Enabling safe commercial spaceflight: vehicles and spaceports


    This session addresses new and existing spaceports and factors that launch vehicle and spaceplane operators may use in evaluating the selection of a launch and/or landing location. Topics include: safety, air and spaceport facilities, runways, geography, air and space traffic, weather, population density, access to workforce and technical support, customer needs, regulations, and other areas. Papers are welcome from spaceports, airports, space transportation providers, support equipment providers, academia, commercial companies and governments.

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Mr. John Sloan, Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (FAA/AST), United States;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Francesco Santoro, Altec S.p.A., Italy;

    • Rapporteur: Dr. Gennaro Russo, TRANS-TECH Srl, Italy;