Commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series. ACUNS 2019-01-25

Commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series Rating: 6,1/10 151 reviews

Legal Challenges Relating To The Commercial Use Of Outer Space, With Specific Reference To Space Tourism [2014] PER 5

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

Ram Jakhu holds a tenured position of Associate Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University. The course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for a student to make a meaningful contribution to global space security dialogue and policy development. Eventually these draft articles were consolidated by the Legal Working Group L. Yan, in turn, proposes that a broad interpretation of the Rescue Agreement is possible with reference to article 31 3 a and b of the Vienna Convention. The passengers thus experience a few minutes of weightlessness and the launch vehicle is re-used. The launching state will thus still be liable for damage caused by its space object to a space tourist.

Next

Space Safety Regulations and Standards

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

All are open to analysis, and as we approach the fiftieth anniversary of the Age of Space, we should examine, with historical objectivity, precisely what the impact of the Age of Space has been. He teaches and conducts research in international space law, law of space applications, law of space commercialization, space safety and security, national regulation of space activities, law of telecommunications, and public international law. He has co-authored two books, over 80 articles and 20 research reports and edited 6 books. Volume 1 includes national space law documents and Volume 2 includes international space law documents. It is submitted, however, that by merely employing the teleological approach to treaty interpretation, the provisions of the Rescue Agreement can be extended to space tourists. In order to determine the function of the activity, it is still necessary to know where air space ends and outer space begins.

Next

Journal of Space Law

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

They are not for commercial use, sale, or further dissemination. Article I of the Outer Space Treaty requires that the exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in the interest of all countries. They address the international regulatory framework that relates to traditional space safety programs as well as the emerging regulatory framework that relates to commercial space programs, space tourism, and efforts to create commercial space station facilities. De Witt Douglas Kilgore, Astrofuturism: Science, Race and Visions of Utopia in Space University of Pennsylvania Press: Philadelphia, 2003. The quest for knowledge had always been the main driving force for any exploration in general and space exploration in particular. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Permanent Visiting Professor of the iCourts Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Denmark, a Member of Faculty of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law, and was a Marie Curie Fellow in 2013-2014.

Next

(PDF) Commercial space travel and Space tourism

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

The element of damage is thus an indispensable criterion for international liability. As was pointed out earlier, such a code or guidelines would not be legally binding. The historical analysis of that transformation, in ways large and small, should help us make informed choices about our future in space. The answer to this question is significant in order to determine which activities are indeed space activities under international space law, and which activities are governed by other legal regimes. However, space tourism may have certain long-term social and economic advantages: Space tourism will most probably eventually lead to more affordable access to space, which could be seen as beneficial for all mankind.

Next

ACUNS

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

He also points out that states may, as they have done with regard to the delimitation of the territorial sea, decide to claim a higher or lower limit, or tacitly or expressly agree on a specific border separating national air space from outer space. The nascent commercial human spaceflight market presents a challenge to regulators with regard to the potential certification and licensing of the flight vehicles and their use both within and outside the atmosphere , from the perspective of the operator, the flight participants, and third parties who might be affected by the operations. Sundahl 2009 Journal of Space Law 164. He was previously a Teaching and Research Assistant at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law, Governance and Development, Leiden University; and the Co-ordinator of the Telders International Law Moot Court at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies. Such a plane takes off like an airplane and might reach sub-orbital altitude for only a few seconds due to its technological needs. In order to give effect to the teleological interpretation of the Rescue Agreement, states could be requested to submit declarations indicating that the protection offered by the Agreement is also applicable to space tourists.

Next

(PDF) Commercial space travel and Space tourism

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

Nigeria, meanwhile, seeks to put. Some states, for example South Africa, authorise private space activities by means of a statutory licensing system. It may therefore be regarded in customary international law that states do not need the prior consent of other states in order to conduct activities in outer space. As with the terms astronaut and envoy of mankind, the term personnel has no specifically defined meaning in outer space law. Way too much fun to be legal.

Next

SIAA Events Database

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

If the purpose of the activity is to connect two points on earth by flying through outer space, air law shall apply. Other new features include an and a Did You Know? In addition, the activities of non-governmental entities must be authorised and continuously supervised by the relevant state. See Kleiman, Lamie and Carminati Laws of Spaceflight 53. In 2001 Russia, launched the first space tourist, American millionaire Dennis Tito, by allowing him to visit and stay on International Space Station Alpha as a commercial space tourist. A rare spirit of international legal and scientific socialism has infused space law since its inception by statesmen, international bureaucrats and enthusiastic scientific advisors who were awe-struck by the rapid achievement and prospects of space travel. Space has had more tangible impacts on society. The responsibility for such activities resides with the launching state, which must authorise and continuously supervise the outer space activities of private entities, and which incurs liability for damage caused by these activities.

Next

Is space tourism travelling faster than space law?

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

However, as was pointed out above, it is uncertain whether space tourists may be regarded as personnel on a space vehicle. The Rescue Agreement of 1968, which is based on sentiments of humanity, develops and gives further concrete expression to the rescue provisions in the Outer Space Treaty and specifically deals with the rendering of assistance to astronauts in the event of an accident, distress or emergency landing, the prompt and safe return of the astronauts and the return of objects launched into outer space. In order to ensure that space tourism is indeed to the benefit of all mankind, it is imperative that clear international legal rules relating to space tourism be formulated, where standards are set for the authorisation and supervision of commercial space activities and the interests of states, passengers and private actors are balanced as far as possible. However, to date, the British government has provided no support whatever for work in this field. This paper reviews the current situation and discusses measures that must be implemented in order for British taxpayers to obtain the greatest economic benefit from the government's space expenditure. Second, states may contend that the obligation to return space tourists to the launching state is subject to their national laws concerning foreigners and that they are therefore not obliged to return space tourists unconditionally.

Next

Space Safety Regulations and Standards

commercial uses of space and space tourism legal and policy aspects leuven global governance series

This contribution points out that the current outer space treaty regime, which focuses on the use of outer space by states, is to a large extent outdated and that it cannot adequately deal with the unique legal challenges presented by the rapidly developing space tourism industry. Due to the strategic and political importance of space, the space powers were reluctant to allow any non-governmental actors to explore outer space. Proposal or a New Legal Paradigm for Air Law and Space Law: Orbit Law — C. More than 30 world experts come together in this book to share their detailed knowledge of regulatory and standard making processes in the area, combining otherwise disparate information into one essential reference and providing case studies to illustrate applications throughout space programs internationally. Alternatively, a space tourist may bring a claim under relevant domestic laws. Designed for students looking for the competitive edge that will help them obtain a career in the space sector, professionals interested in making a career move into or within the space sector, and researchers wishing to broaden their knowledge or make the move from academic life into the space industry.

Next