Our space architectures must be resilient and our national security terrestrial systems must be interoperable with both military and commercial space systems. We must be able to deter attacks, defend government and commercial assets, and defeat threats when necessary.
As we work to ensure space security, commercial enterprise can continue to launch generational leaps in space technology, benefiting humanity and reducing government costs. Our regulatory framework must minimize burdens while maximizing certainty. Our civil and defense space enterprises must not compete with the private sector, but enable domestic, commercial launch and space capabilities. When space exploration and development are in the national interest, but the risks are too high for commercial enterprise, our civil agencies, like NASA and NOAA, must lead with a purpose to retire risk and commercialize programs.
The purpose of this bill is to permanently secure the United States of America as the preeminent spacefaring nation.