[amsat-bb] US Space Policy - Export Restrictions

Trevor . m5aka at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jun 28 20:08:52 PDT 2010

Do I detect a very slight loosening of the Export Restrictions with regard to Space in the new policy released Monday. Compare below with "12 Effective Export Policy" in the 2006 version.

National Space Policy of the United States of America 

Effective Export Policies

Consistent with the U.S. export control review, departments and agencies should seek to enhance the competitiveness of the U.S. space industrial base while also addressing national security needs.

The United States will work to stem the flow of advanced space technology to unauthorized parties. Departments and agencies are responsible for protecting against adverse technology transfer in the conduct of their programs.

The United States Government will consider the issuance of licenses for space-related exports on a case-by-case basis, pursuant to, and in accordance with, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, and other applicable laws, treaties, and regulations. Consistent with the foregoing space-related items that are determined to be generally available in the global marketplace shall be considered favorably with a view that such exports are usually in the national interests of the United States.
Sensitive or advanced spacecraft-related exports may require a government-to-government agreement or other acceptable arrangement.

2006 US Space Policy

1996 US Space Policy 
73 Trevor M5AKA
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