[time-nuts] CS reservoir depletion

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Fri Jan 14 21:45:22 UTC 2011


Well that crosses off any discussion of Tang as a breakfast drink....

(You would indeed need to be fairly old to remember the TV commercials
selling it based on it's space connection). 


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Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 4:22 PM
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Subject: Re: [time-nuts] CS reservoir depletion

On 1/14/11 8:12 AM, Jean-Louis Noel wrote:
> Hi,
> From: "Robert Lutwak" <rlutwak at gmail.com>
>> Before this indelible conversation goes too far, note that cesium beam
>> frequency standards are explicitly included on the U.S. ITAR list under
>> §121.IV.28 and that, under §120.10.a, this prohibits the dissemination of
> :-)

Sadly, it has been made abundantly clear to me and my colleagues that 
merely because something is published in the open literature does not 
make it export-control free.  We are specifically cautioned that 
pointing someone to a set of papers in a particular area falls in the 
category of "providing technical assistance with the design of defense 
articles", for which an export license is needed.

If you come at it with very clean hands.. purely research into 
fundamental scientific principles.. then you are pretty safe, but as 
soon as you start talking about design and build specifics, or 
identifying and ranking alternatives, then you're in dangerous 
territory.  (speaking here ONLY of things that go into space, since 
unless specifically exempted, pretty much anything in space is a 
"defense article")

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