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Smith, Babin Examine Policy Governing Indian Launch Vehicles

Press Release From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Posted: Saturday, October 22, 2016

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Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Space Subcommittee Chairman Brian Babin (R-Texas) yesterday sent letters to four senior officials following up on requests for information about the current U.S. policy governing the export of U.S. commercial satellites for launch on Indian launch vehicles.

On July 6 Chairmen Smith and Babin wrote Director of Office of Science and Technology Policy John Holdren, Secretary of State John Kerry, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman, and U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, seeking this information.

Yesterday's letters reiterate requests for a briefing and documentation on the current U.S. policy. The letters can be found here:

The letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker can be found HERE

The letter to Office of Science and Technology Policy Director John Holdren can be found HERE

The letter to Secretary of State John Kerry can be found HERE

The letter to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman can be found HERE. 

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