"[This book] explores the oldest and most important controversy in space law: how far up does national airspace go, and where does the international environment of outer space begin? Even though nations did not object to the first satellites flying over their sovereign territory, after more than six decades there is still no international agreement on how low the right of space object overflight extends, nor are there agreed legal definitions of 'space object' and 'space activity.' [The author]...offers a draft international convention to settle the oldest and most intractable problems in space law."-- Back cover.
Based on the author's thesis (J.S.D. - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2017) issued under title: The definition and delimitation of outer space and territorial airspace in international law.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Opening arguments The genesis of the delimitation issue The political approach: a fistful of theories The political approach: no present need The spatial approach : arbitrary altitudes The spatial approach : natural phenomena The spatial approach : aerodynamic lift The spatial approach : myths and misconceptions The spatial approach : aerostatic buoyancy The spatial approach : lowest perigee The functional approach : security of the state The functional approach : its rise and stall The functional approach : what are space activities? The functional approach : what are space objects? What is outer space? A temporal approach National practices and legislation Right of passage Effective control and state interest reconsidered A hybrid approach A draft space delimitation convention Practical considerations and the convention The outer limits Summation.
KZD1445 .G36 2018
Available in Other Form
Online version: Gangale, Thomas. How high the sky? Leiden : Brill, 2018