S. Hrg. 105-850: Benefits of Commercial Space Launch for Foreign ICBM and Satellite Programs: Hearing before the Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session, May 21, 1998   [open pdf - 2MB]

S. Hrg. 105-850: This hearing will examine the question of how a foreign country's satellite and intercontinental ballistic missile programs could benefit from launching commercial satellites that are built in the United States, and whether the administration's export control policy for satellites is adequate to prevent technology transfers that could endanger our country. It will also explore the effect on American national security of the relaxation of U.S. export controls on missile and satellite technology. Although there is a lot of interest in the reasons for the administration's commercial satellite export policy changes, and particularly in the questions that have been raised about the license issued to Loral Space and Communications, those issues will be examined later, after a thorough review of the facts. Statements, letters, and material submitted for the record include those of the following: Thad Cochran, Carl Levin, Fred Thompson, Susan M. Collins, William Graham, John Pike, William Schneider, Jr., and an article submitted by Senator Levin from the Washington Post, dated September 10, 1988, entitled "Reagan Backs Plan to Launch Satellites From China Rockets".

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