Satellite Export Controls

The Departments of Commerce and State are actively working to reform the U.S. satellite export control regime with the goal of improving the competitiveness of the domestic space industry.

Law Clears Way for Satellites to be Removed from U.S. Munitions List

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. Section 1261 of the law repeals the 1999 legislation that placed satellites and related items under the strict rules of the International Traffic in

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Report on Satellite Export Control Policy Reform

On April 18, the Departments of Defense and State released a report on space export control policy reform, recommending that many satellites and satellite components be transferred from the USML to the Commerce Control List (CCL) administered by the Department

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New Presidential Space Policy

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Today, President Obama issued a National Space Policy directive providing comprehensive guidance for all government activities in space, including the commercial, civil, and national security space sectors. The new policy leans farther forward in support of U.S. business interests than

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2010 International Commercial Remote Sensing Symposium

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March 3-5, 2010 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Washington, D.C. The Office of Space Commercialization partnered with the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to organize this international symposium on satellite-based commercial remote sensing. Nearly 400 people from 17

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White House Review of U.S. Export Control System

On August 13, 2009, President Obama directed the National Economic Council and National Security Council to initiate an interagency review of the U.S. export control system, including both the dual-use and defense trade processes. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry

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National Academies Report on U.S. Space Priorities

On July 7, the National Research Council released a report on America’s Future in Space: Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Needs. It calls for a closer connection between U.S. space activity and broader national imperatives such as clean

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Satellite Export Control Legislation

On June 10, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for FY 2010-2011. Section 826 of the bill would authorize the President to remove satellites and related components from the U.S. Munitions List, except with

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Presentation on U.S. Space Export Controls

Michael Beavin of the Office of Space Commercialization gave this presentation during a public forum on “Entrepreneurial Space and Export Control: Red Tape in the Final Frontier,” organized by AIAA on April 29, 2009. It reviews some findings from the

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Export Control Guidebook for Commercial Space Companies

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In October 2008, the Office of Space Commercialization and the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation published a short guidebook for commercial space firms titled, “Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry.” It provides an introductory overview

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Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Space Industry

In 2007, the National Security Space Office (NSSO) and the Air Force partnered with the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to conduct a comprehensive survey of the U.S. space industrial base. The Office of Space Commercialization worked

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