[amsat-bb] US barriers to orbit (Re: Amateur communication satellites

Dave Mann cwo4mann at comcast.net
Wed Jun 29 19:16:44 UTC 2016

The US Government restricts the free export of certain devices and/or components and requires a licensing process.  Said process is, as usual, difficult and filled with obfuscating rules.  The theory is that it prevents countries on an export embargo list from receiving components which may be used for purposes which the USG determines may be harmful to US national or corporate interests.   

Goto this site and be amazed:

U.S. Export Control System - US Department of State
www.state.gov › strategictrade › overview

Of course, if you are a foreign government intent upon obtaining items listed on the banned list, you simply use an intermediary located in a non-banned country.  Iran and North Korea have been doing that for years.

CWO4 US Army (Ret.)

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> On Jun 29, 2016, at 13:40, Peter Laws <plaws0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 9:47 AM, RSoifer1--- via AMSAT-BB
> <amsat-bb at amsat.org> wrote:
>> Within the US, when someone like Bob, WB4APR, tries to build amateur
>> communication sats, he runs into needless obstacles from FCC and NTIA.
> Expand, please.
> Just joined, so no back issues of the Journal to reference (that I
> know of ... and aside from the copy I got when I joined at Dayton).
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