new space
New Space is the official journal of the Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation

Welcome To FAA COE CST

Congress authorized Air Transportation Centers of Excellence under the Federal Aviation Administration Research, Engineering and Development Authorization Act of 1990. This legislation enables the FAA to work with universities and their industry partners to conduct research in environment and aviation safety, and other activities to assure a safe and efficient air transportation system.  With the establishment of the COE CST in offices of FAA AST, research will extend to cutting-edge technologies and infrastructure for private human spaceflight and orbital debris mitigation.      Research will cover five areas including: 

Research areas are: 


Member Universities, Partners, Collaborators


Currently Funded Research Projects





COE CST Updated Research Roadmap Report 2015
Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation Year 5 Executive Summary
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FAA COE CST Research Roadmap Report - on February 13, 2012

Overview of the Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation, October 2011 - on February 1, 2012

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News & Events

ATM6 Presentations

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The "Body of Knowledge for Commercial Spaceport Operations" is now live on the web see it here  . . .
COE CST Affiliate Membership Agreement Information
       Released January 18th

COE CST Affiliate Membership Application Form


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