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Revised remote sensing regulatory rule nears release
26 October 2018
The Commerce Department plans to soon release a new rule designed to streamline licensing of commercial remote sensing systems with what one official called a "fundamentally different" approach for licensing.
During a presentation at the National Space Council meeting in Washington on 23 October, Karen Dunn Kelley, the acting deputy secretary of commerce, said that the department submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a day earlier a draft rule on revising commercial remote sensing licensing processes.
Image credit: SpaceNews/Jeff Foust - Kevin O'Connell, director of the Office of Space Commerce, said a proposed rule for reforming commercial remote sensing should be released "very, very soon.".