PUBLIC LAW 105-303 —OCT. 28, 1998 112 STAT. 2843 Public Law 105- 105th Congress - 303 An Act 42 USC 14701 note. To encourage the development of a commercial space industry in the United States, Oct. 28, 1998 and for other purposes. [H.R. 1702] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. Commercial SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. f§98® ^*^* °^ (a) SHORT TITLE. — This Act may be cited as the "Commercial Space Act of 1998". (b) TABLE OF CONTENTS.— Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Definitions. TITLE I—PROMOTION OF COMMERCIAL SPACE OPPORTUNITIES Sec. 101. Commercialization of Space Station. Sec. 102. Commercial space launch amendments. Sec. 103. Latmch voucher demonstration program. Sec. 104. Promotion of United States Global Positioning System standards. Sec. 105. Acquisition of space science data. Sec. 106. Administration of Commercial Space Centers. Sec. 107. Sources of Earth science data. TITLE II—FEDERAL ACQUISITION OF SPACE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Sec. 201. Sec. 202. Sec. 203. Sec. 204. Sec. 205, Requirement to procure commercial space transportation services. Acquisition of commercial space transportation services. Launch Services Purchase Act of 1990 amendments. Shuttle privatization. Use of excess intercontinental ballistic missiles. Sec. 206. National launch capability study. SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this Act— (1) the term "Administrator" means the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; (2) the term "commercial provider" means any person providing space transportation services or other space-related activities, primary control of which is held by persons other than Federal, State, local, and foreign governments; (3) the term "payload" means anything that a person undertakes to transport to, from, or within outer space, or in suborbital trajectory, by means of a space transportation vehicle, but does not include the space transportation vehicle itself except for its components which are specifically designed or adapted for that payload; (4) the term "space-related activities" includes research and development, manufacturing, processing, service, and other associated and support activities; (5) the term "space transportation services" means the preparation of a space transportation vehicle and its payloads 42 USC 14701.
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