Commercial Uses of Space and Space Tourism combines the perspectives of academics, policy makers and major industry players around three central themes: the international legal challenges posed by the dramatic changes to the spacefaring landscape; the corresponding legal and regulatory responses to these challenges at the national level; and topical questions of global space governance. Chapters cover emerging activities in commercial spacefaring, including space tourism and space transportation, and identify the regulatory issues that may arise in the absence of a clear boundary between airspace and outer space. By taking a pragmatic, inductive approach, the book aims to breathe new life into the discussion of the air-space boundary, while informing readers about the many exciting recent developments in commercial spacefaring. This book will appeal to lecturers, academics and students in space law and air law, as well as policy makers and industry practitioners involved in the regulation of orbital and suborbital commercial spaceflight, both manned and unmanned.
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Contents: Foreword by the Editors 1. The concept of the 'launching State' in commercial launch ventures / Armel Kerrest 2. Taking a stance : managing liability for commercial space activities / Lesley Jane Smith 3. The scope of international obligations to extend rescue assistance to 'astronauts' and 'personnel' under the Outer Space Treaty and the Return and Rescue Agreement / Steven Wood 4. Small satellites, large constellations, and space debris: in dubio pro LEO? / Ward Munters 5. US State spaceflight liability and immunity acts in context / Andrea J. Harrington 6. Commercial space operations within an existing national legal framework: some lessons learned and the challenges ahead / Daniel P. Murray 7. Developing a new safety regulatory system for commercial sub-orbital spaceplanes in the UK - the challenge! / Jeremy Stubbs 8. Red tape in the final frontier: Bigelow Aerospace's adventures in export control / Mike N. Gold and Christopher M. Hearsey 9. Regulatory choices for sub-orbital flights carrying humans: elements for consideration / Thierry Herman and Alexander Soucek 10. Establishing a regulatory framework for the development & operations of sub-orbital & orbital aircraft in the EU: the role of EASA / Jean-Bruno Marciacq 11. The role of UNCOPUOS in the International regulation of non-governmental space activities / Jean-François Mayence 12. National and international regulatory aspects of commercial space activities: self-regulation as the way forward? / Katrin Nyman-Metcalf Index.
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