Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC)

COMSTAC logoCOMSTAC was established in 1984 to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the FAA Administrator on critical matters concerning the U.S. commercial space transportation industry.

Charter and Bylaws

Next meeting April 23, 2024

9:00 am – 4:00 pm EDT
Live Streamed and taking questions on YouTube

Morning: 9:00 AM –12:30 PM EDT
Afternoon: 1:15 PM –4:00 PM EDT


Fall 2023 (November 8, 2023)

Watch on YouTube

Summer 2023 Meeting (July 11, 2023)

Watch on YouTube
COMSTAC Response to FAA Human Spaceflight Report to Congress
COMSTAC Regulatory Working Group, Part 450 Challenges and Recommendations

Spring 2023 Meeting (May 15, 2023)


Watch on YouTube:
Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Presentation Slides AM

Presentation Slides PM

COMSTAC Membership

COMSTAC membership consists of senior executives from the commercial space transportation industry; representatives from the satellite industry, both manufacturers and users; state and local government officials; representatives from firms providing insurance, financial investment and legal services for commercial space activities; and representatives from academia, space advocacy organizations, and industry associations.

If you have questions or comments, please contact: Brian Verna, COMSTAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO).

Last updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2024