Eutelsat Long March buy puts ITAR, U.S. launcher policy back in spotlight
The purchase of a telecommunications satellite launch on a Chinese Long March by Eutelsat is refueling the debate over reforming U.S. technology export rules, and raises the specter of a future launcher glut. Eutelsat indicated in May 2008 that it had concluded a multi-launch insurance agreement that would allow it to utilize any rocket, including China’s Long March, which is slowly returning to the commercial launch scene after a 10-year absence. The agreement could apply to any ...
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