US government considers changing law in order to sell missile motors

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By Melina Druga  |  August 22, 2017

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is examining whether the Commercial Space Act of 1998 should be changed to allow the sale of intercontinental ballistic missiles surplus motors for use in commercial spacecraft. The GAO conducted a study because it feels the sale of surplus motors makes the nation’s commercial space launch companies more competitive. The study was authorized under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017. If the motors could be sold, the government w...

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