Policy Compliance Roadmap for Small Satellites

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The proliferation of small satellites (or "smallsats") has led not only to large numbers of new entrants into the space business, but also to an increasing number of rideshares, and the paradigm of a single launch carrying a single mission to space is no longer the norm. Like the space industry itself, policy is constantly evolving. This paper outlines the processes and approvals involved in getting to space. In addition, it identifies where further work is required to fill in policy gaps and "gray areas" in the overall policy picture.


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