The Huntsville-Madison County Airport Authority (Authority) is proposing to operate the Huntsville International Airport (HSV) as a commercial space reentry site and Sierra Space is proposing to reenter its Dream Chaser vehicle at HSV. For more information on the Authority's and Sierra Space's proposed commercial space reentry operations, visit the Proposed Huntsville Commercial Space Reentry Operations page.
To operate a commercial space reentry site at HSV, the Authority must obtain a Reentry Site Operator License from the FAA. To reenter the Dream Chaser vehicle at HSV, Sierra Space must obtain a Vehicle Operator License from the FAA. If and when the Authority and Sierra Space submit applications that the FAA accepts as complete, the FAA will evaluate the applications before making determinations on approval/disapproval of the licenses. Through the evaluation processes, the FAA will complete reviews on safety, environmental impacts, airspace integration, policy, and reentry site location, in accordance with relevant FAA regulations and the National Environmental Policy Act. For more information, visit the FAA License Review Process project page.
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