Launching U.S. Government Payloads on Foreign Soil

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This Issue Brief discusses why emergence of new, venture-class launch providers for small satellites has led to questions about the suitability of these launch providers for U.S. government missions. Many U.S. government agencies are investigating the legal and policy implications of launching with these providers.

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