[amsat-bb] Re: Easing of satellite export controls law signed Thursday

Mike McCann kb2fmg at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 4 15:51:16 PST 2013

It's my understanding that there are US Federal regulations that must be amended before the ITARrestrictions would no longer be in force.

 From: Trevor . <m5aka at yahoo.co.uk>
To: amsat-bb at amsat.org 
Sent: Friday, January 4, 2013 5:20 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Easing of satellite export controls law signed Thursday
Space Flight Now says 

"The provision permits the Obama administration to remove satellites and related equipment from the U.S. State Department's munitions list, which restricts the weapons material from export to other countries."


Clearly any easing of ITAR is welcome but I'm still not clear if the changes that Obama has signed enable US Hams to fully engage in all aspects of international satellite projects without fear of six figure fines or jail terms. Can someone clarify ?

73 Trevor M5AKA

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