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Government Obstacles to the Commercial Use of Space

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Publication Date: March 1985

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Milton R. Copulos

Topic: Science and technology (Astronomy and space science and technology)

Keywords: Regulation

Type: Report


Space today is a multibillion dollar industry. It can grow to many times this. So far commercial use of space has been limited mainly to technologies relying on unmanned satellites, for such purposes as telecommunications and remote sensing. Soon, however, space-based manufacturing will become a reality.