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US export rules frustrate Virgin

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Mon May 2, 2005 7:31 pm
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Sir Richard Branson’s plans to offer a commercial sub-orbital spaceflight service have run into some difficulty.

His Virgin Galactic company wants to license the technology in the record-breaking SpaceShipOne vehicle created by US designer Burt Rutan.

But the process is being obstructed by US export control rules, particularly those that address technology with potential military applications.

The issue is likely to delay the service debut of Virgin’s space liners.

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