Monthly Archives: June 2013

Random Thoughts: SLS Dual-Use Upper Stage as a Super-ACES

Friends, Americans, Countrymen. Lend me your ears. I’ve come to provide constructive suggestions to SLS, not to bury it. A couple days ago, a friend asked me what I knew about the DUUS “Dual-Use Upper Stage” for SLS, and if … Continue reading

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Hopefully Helpful Suggestions for Commenting on the USML Category XV Notice of Proposed Rule Making

This afternoon, I had the chance to attend a roundtable hosted by the law firm that Altius uses (Bryan Cave HRO), where we discussed many of the various things that are happening in the Export Control Reform arena. I realized … Continue reading

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Other Non-Space Writing Project

I haven’t lost interest in spaceflight. I’ve been writing on another subject for the local 912 Project. If all goes according to plan, there should be a book out this fall titled Fear of Freedom and Other Notes to 912. … Continue reading

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Duty Calls: ITAR, USML, and NPRMs (Oh My!)

Those of you who have been following the NewSpace field for a while have probably heard plenty of griping about ITAR (the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations). Basically, ITAR handles the “export” of “defense articles” and “defense services”. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

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