DOD seeks authority to recoup more commercial space launch costs

By Tony Bertuca / April 17, 2023 at 3:24 PM
The Defense Department is seeking congressional authority to recover additional costs from commercial space launches at DOD facilities, according to a new legislative proposal . The Pentagon’s proposal would provide increased authority to military service secretaries to “support commercial launch activity on DOD launch ranges with necessary cost recovery authorities to match the current expansion by industry,” the proposal states. Current law authorizes DOD to allow commercial activities to use its space related facilities, provided DOD is reimbursed for its...

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