One example of ITAR and NewSpace: Signals intelligence provider Hawkeye 360

by Peter B. de Selding

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California — It’s often said government cannot keep up with private-sector technology advances. But when it comes to restricting exports, it’s a different story.

Satellite technologies that were once the exclusive province of governments but now are creating new commercial markets risk being labeled as military and relegated to the U.S. Munitions List.

The outpouring of NewSpace companies in recent years has created these new markets, and most of them are internationally competitive. So it is that the satellite industry’s most . . .

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