S. Hrg. 105-867: Adequacy of Commerce Department Satellite Export Controls: Hearings 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, June 18 and July 8, 1998 [open pdf - 4MB]
This hearing addresses the adequacy of satellite export controls, particularly in relation to the export of space launch vehicle technology to China. "Any such assistance to China could not only help them develop more capable space launch vehicles, but could also improve the capabilities of their intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)." There is also the concern that China could transfer this information to other countries. The hearing also addresses consequences of the shift of jurisdiction over export controls governing satellite technology from the Department of State to the Department of Commerce during the Clinton Administration. Statements, witnesses and submissions: Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Fred Thompson, Max Cleland, Carl Levin, Richard Durbin, John Holum, William Reinsch, Jan Lodal, Franklin Miller, Dave Tarbell, Barbara Lark, and Samuel Berger.
S. Hrg. 105-867; Senate Hearing 105-867