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Obama Administration Reveals U.S. National Space Policy Preview

By | June 29, 2010

      [Satellite TODAY 06-29-10] U.S. President Barack Obama’s new National Space Policy (NSP) will contain measures to double the available amount of spectrum for wireless communications over the next 10 years and establish grounds to seek international partnerships for civil space and space situational awareness programs, according to statements and documents released by the administration on June 28.
          The overall goal of the NSP, which supersedes space policy directives issued by President George W. Bush in 2006, is to provide guidance on the use of space for U.S. security, economic, civil and environmental concerns. The new space policy establishes a mandate, which will see revenues from spectrum auctions spent on the U.S. national public safety network and other infrastructure investments and deficit reduction.

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