Plain Language Guidebook on Satellite Export Controls

Today, the Office of Space Commerce and the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation published the second edition of their Introduction to U.S. Export Controls for the Commercial Space Industry.

The guidebook provides basic information to help commercial space organizations, especially emerging entrepreneurial firms, considering business in the international market. It is intended to serve as a starting point in the preparation for the export control process.

The publication offers plain language explanations of:

  • Satellite export controls
  • Export control reform
  • How the control lists work
  • How to apply for a license or use a license exemption and
  • Ensuring compliance after export authorization.

Cover of the Introduction to U.S. Export Controls  for the Commercial Space Industry
Download guidebook as PDF (2.7 MB)

The Office of Space Commerce thanks the State Department, the DOC Bureau of Industry and Security, and TriVector Services, Inc., for their assistance in developing the guidebook.

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