Spaceflight Insider

News Archive / Tagged: Federal Aviation Administration

  • Starship SN11 launch delayed because FAA inspector not present

    Nicholas D'AlessandroMarch 29th, 2021

    SpaceX's Starship SN11 appeared ready to fly March 29 as its flaps were unchained and tested with Highway 4 beginning to close down as well.

  • Regulators withhold Starship SN9 flight approval, test delayed

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 28th, 2021

    When SpaceX employees in South Texas woke up this morning, they likely expected they'd be flying their Starship SN9 prototype on a high-altitude test, hopefully ending with a successful landing. However, the regulatory process appeared to keep the test article firmly planted on the ground.

  • Moon Express regulatory approval prompts questions about space law

    Tomasz NowakowskiAugust 9th, 2016

    Pioneering space endeavors often run far ahead of the international laws and regulations that serve as legal frameworks to guide humanity's exploration of space. Two recent cases have brought the question of who has the right to travel to, and in some cases, exploit space-based resources.

  • Moon Express gains regulatory approval for Moon shot

    Derek RichardsonAugust 3rd, 2016

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Moon Express’ MX-1E spacecraft for a commercial landing on the Moon – the first time any private company has gained regulatory approval to send payload beyond low-Earth orbit (LEO).