Remote sensing and commercial regulations for launch originally designed for reformation, was reintroduced by a bipartisan group of senators this session of the House. Only this time, the provision that had previously led to the defeat of the bill, was removed. The Space Frontier Act was introduced by Senator Ted Cruz on the 28th of March. The Commerce Committee of the House is set to inspect this bill along with a few other nominations and bills, on an executive session of the House on the 3rd of April.
Cruz, who is the chairman of the space and aviation subcommittee of the Commerce Committee, said that he was proud of this upcoming legislation as it would fortify a leadership path for United States of America in the space programs. He mentioned this is a statement regarding the introduction of this bill in the house. The cosponsors of this bill includes personalities like Senator Krysten Sinema, full committee chairman Senator Roger Wicker and more prominent rank holding members of the space and aviation subcommittee. Some of the cosponsors are previously serving Senator Members of the subcommittee. The clauses in the bill hold resemblance with the previous version of this Act. Senator Ben Nelson and Cruz are some of the prominent figures who steered the direction of the previous Act. The Bill majorly focuses on the regulation of the remote sensing and commercial launch programs. This runs parallel with the efforts Commerce and Transportation Department policy to make new regulating rules.
The Bill also looks forward to extend the time period of the International Station in Space. It also seeks to improve the position of the Space Commerce office within the Space Commerce Bureau. It directs the efforts of America to improve its presence in space through better utilization of the International Station in Space. Cruz says that this provides US with an edge above China when it comes to low orbit earth control.