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Arms Regulations Damaging US Space Industry

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    Last Updated: September 10, 2010

    athe!st writes “International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are a major headache for companies trying to put their satellites into space, so much so that some companies are using ‘ITAR-free’ (aka free of US technology) as a selling point. The European Space Agency is trying to reduce its dependence on ITAR components, and the regulations are also threatening the nascent space tourism industry.”

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