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Assessment of the U.S. policy of shutter control and its impact on U.S. commercial remote sensing firms
Author(s): Michelle L. Aten; Mark A. Hover
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Paper Abstract

12 This assessment will concentrate on an analysis of the U.S. policy of shutter control and its potential impact on U.S. commercial remote sensing firms. The legal elements of this analysis focus an overview of the legality of recent regulations issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to regulate the collection and/or distribution of high-resolution satellite imagery. The policy elements of this analysis concentrate on the goals of this policy, namely to preserve the national security, foreign policy and international obligations of the U.S. government. Conclusions include an assessment that future launches and operations of commercial high-resolution satellites by other countries will undermine the ability of the U.S. government to control the flow of data and therefore make the policy of shutter control obsolete.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 February 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4169, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV, (9 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417144
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Michelle L. Aten, Datron-Transco, Inc. (United States)
Mark A. Hover, Datron-Transco, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4169:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites IV
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Alexander Ropertz; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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