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COMSTAC, Mar 23, 2021, virtual, 9:30 am-4:00 pm ET

The FAA’s Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC) will meet virtually on March 23, 2021 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm ET.

The agenda is now posted.


Anyone who wants to listen to the meeting must register to get the Zoom link.


More information is in the Federal Register notice, which is reproduced below:

SUMMARY: This notice announces a meeting of the Commercial Space 
Transportation Advisory Committee for March 23, 2021.

DATES: The March 23, 2021 meeting will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 
    Requests to attend the meeting must be received by March 9, 2021.

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    Requests for accommodations to a disability must be received by 
March 16, 2021.
    Requests to speak during the meeting must be submitted by March 9, 
2021 to DOT and include a written copy of their remarks. Registrants in 
the Zoom meeting room will have the opportunity to interact directly 
with committee members.
    Requests to submit written materials to be reviewed during the 
meeting must be received by DOT no later than March 9, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The March 23, 2021 meeting will be an internet-only meeting. 
No physical meeting is planned. Instructions on how to attend the 
meeting, copies of meeting minutes, and a detailed agenda will be 
posted on the COMSTAC website at: https://www.faa.gov/space/additional_information/comstac/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Hatt, Designated Federal 
Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation, at james.a.hatt@faa.gov, 
(202) 549-2325. Any committee related request should be sent to the 
person listed in this section.


I. Background

    The Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee was created 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), in accordance with 
Public Law 92-463. Since its inception, industry-led COMSTAC has 
provided information, advice, and recommendations to the U.S. 
Department of Transportation through FAA regarding technology, 
business, and policy issues relevant to oversight of the U.S. 
commercial space transportation sector.

II. Proposed Agenda

DOT/FAA Welcome Remarks
VIP Remarks
FAA Updates
Review of Taskers Assigned at Previous Meetings/COMSTAC Final 
Public Comment
Future COMSTAC Business

III. Public Participation

    The meeting listed in this notice will be open to the public. The 
US Department of Transportation is committed to providing equal access 
to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats 
or services because of a disability, such as sign language, 
interpretation, or other ancillary aids, please contact the person 
    There will be at least thirty minutes allotted for oral comments 
from members of the public joining a COMSTAC meeting. To accommodate as 
many speakers as possible, the time for each commenter may be limited. 
Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must 
submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name, 
address, and organizational affiliation of the proposed speaker. If the 
number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can 
be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the FAA Office of 
Commercial Space Transportation may conduct a lottery to determine the 
speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their 
prepared remarks for inclusion in the meeting records and for 
circulation to COMSTAC members. All prepared remarks submitted on time 
will be accepted and considered as part of the record. Any member of 
the public may present a written statement to the committee at any 
    Issued in Washington, DC.
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    Dated: February 10, 2021.


March 23, 2021
9:30 am - 11:00 pm