News of the WeekU.S. EXPORT CONTROLS

Rules Eased on Satellite Projects

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Science  12 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5566, pp. 237-238
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5566.237a

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The U.S. State Department last week loosened its export rules on scientific satellite projects and told the university community that those regulations aren't intended to stifle scientific research. Researchers, who have campaigned for 3 years to ease the irksome restrictions, say that they are encouraged by this move but that their work isn't finished.