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The easing of ITAR: a big win for Aerospace

March 07, 2013


Easing of ITAR creates new opportunities in Aerospace industry

As you may be aware, the Senate voted to remove certain International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR) less than two months ago –
a move celebrated by both the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the Satellite Industry Association (SIA). It’s a change that, now that it’s been approved by President Obama, will have an incredibly positive effect
on the Aerospace industry. In fact, at Betatronix, we’ve already been seeing opportunities arise.

Mars continues to be the next stepping stone for interplanetary exploration, and now that the new legislation has passed, that exploration is expected to increase. As that happens, Betatronix will be right at the forefront of designing and manufacturing precision space flight rated components, just as we have been since the early 1970s.

One of the new opportunities we are excited to be a part of is the European Space Agency’s ExoMars Rover, scheduled to launch in 2016. Among other objectives of the mission, one of the main goals is the possible discovery of biosignatures of past Martian life.

This is just one of many exciting projects that has come to life from the ITAR reforms. Betatronix has a rich aerospace heritage – including work on the record-breaking Viking I Mars Lander and Opportunity Rover missions. We are excited to support any programs that result from the ITAR reforms, and look forward to the positive effects they’ll have on both the industry and the economy at large.

To find out how Betatronix can help you on your latest Aerospace projects, talk to one of our expert engineers or representatives.