The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry
19 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2014
Date Written: 2007
This article addresses the controversy surrounding the application of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to commercial space technology. It first gives a historical background for the classification of commercial space technology as munitions, Then, following a description of the perceived effects of ITAR on the industry, it evaluates the possibility of alleviating those effects through bilateral treaty instruments.
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