Office of Space Commerce


The Office of Space Commerce is an office within the United States Department of Commerce. It is currently one of several offices within the department that are responsible for overseeing and promoting economic activity in space. The office is small in size and the current director is Kevin O'Connell.[1]

In May 2018, Wilbur Ross, the Secretary of Commerce announced plans to consolidate the Office with the Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office to form a new administration, the Space Policy Advancing Commercial Enterprise (SPACE) Administration.[2] The goal of the new agency would be to streamline the regulatory process.[3]


  1. ^ Foust, Jeff (June 22, 2018). "Commerce Department moves ahead with space regulatory reforms". SpaceNews. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Foust, Jeff (May 27, 2018). "Commerce Department to create "SPACE Administration"". SpaceNews. Retrieved August 25, 2018.
  3. ^ Coldeway, Devin (May 28, 2018). "SPACE Administration would streamline federal oversight of commercial launches". Techcrunch. Retrieved August 25, 2018.