[amsat-bb] Re: HR3288 - end of the ITAR nightmare?
Alan P. Biddle
APBIDDLE at UNITED.NET
Sun Dec 4 05:57:52 PST 2011
Great news. Unfortunately it actually specifies "_commercial_
communications satellites and related components. We MIGHT be covered under
the "and related components" clause, but adding "and educational and
non-profit" would be better. No doubt there is a phrase which would be more
exact. It should be fairly easy to get us covered if the sponsors are
contacted by AMSAT and constituents. Fingers crossed.
From: amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org [mailto:amsat-bb-bounces at amsat.org] On
Behalf Of Daniel Schultz
Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2011 6:17 PM
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org
Subject: [amsat-bb] HR3288 - end of the ITAR nightmare?
There is a bill before the US House of Representatives that would give the
President authority to remove communications satellites and related
from the Munitions List. This would free up commercial and amateur satellite
builders to once again interact with our foreign colleagues.
ITAR regulations have caused irreparable harm to Amsat and have severely
restricted our ability to interact with our foreign colleagues. If you live
the USA and want to help Amsat launch new satellites, contact your
and ask him/her to support or possibly cosponsor HR3288, known as the
`Safeguarding United States Satellite Leadership and Security Act of 2011'.
You can locate your congressman's office on http://www.house.gov.
This information comes from:
Dan Schultz N8FGV
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