This handbook is a reference work providing a comprehensive, objective and comparative overview of Space Law.
The global space economy reached $330 billion in 2015, with a growth rate of 9 per cent vis-à-vis the previous year. Consequently, Space Law is changing and expanding expeditiously, especially at the national level. More laws and regulations are being adopted by space-faring nations, while more countries are adapting their Space Laws and regulations related to activities in outer space. More regulatory bodies are being created, while more regulatory diversity (from public law to private law) is being instituted as increasing and innovative activities are undertaken by private entities which employ new technologies and business initiatives. At the international level, Space Law (both hard law and soft law) is expanding in certain areas, especially in satellite broadcasting and telecommunications.
The Routledge Handbook of Space Law summarises the existing state of knowledge on a comprehensive range of topics and aspires to set the future international research agenda by indicating gaps and inconsistencies in the existing law and highlighting emerging legal issues. Unlike other books on the subject, it addresses major international and national legal aspects of particular space activities and issues, rather than providing commentary on or explanations about a particular Space Law treaty or national regulation.
Drawing together contributions from leading academic scholars and practicing lawyers from around the world, the volume is divided into five key parts:
• Part I: General Principles of International Space Law
• Part II: International Law of Space Applications
• Part III: National Regulation of Space Activities
• Part IV: National Regulation of Navigational Satellite Systems
• Part V: Commercial Aspects of Space Law
This handbook is both practical and theoretical in scope, and may serve as a reference tool to academics, professionals and policy-makers with an interest in Space Law.
Part I: General Principles of International Space Law 1. Sources And Law-Making Processes Relating To Space Activities Cassandra Elizabeth Steer 2. Legal Status Of Outer Space And Celestial Bodies Stephan Hobe and Kuan-Wei Chen 3. Legal Status Of Spacecraft Mark J. Sundahl 4 Liability for Damage Caused By Space Activities Armel Kerrest and Caroline Thro 5. Control over Activities Harmful to the Environment Jinyuan Su 6. Settlement Of Disputes And Resolution Of Conflicts Tare Brisibe Part II: International Law of Space Applications 7. Regulation of Telecommunications by Satellites: ITU And Space Services Yvon Henri, Attila Matas and Juliana Macedo Scavuzzi Dos Santos 8. Regulation Of Remote Sensing By Satellites Sa'id Mosteshar 9. Regulation Of Global Navigation Satellite Systems Michael Chatzipanagiotis and Konstantina Liperi 10. Space Traffic Management And Space Situational Awareness Rafael Moro-Aguilar and Steven A. Mirmina 11. Law And Military Uses Of Outer Space Setsuko Aoki 12. The Intersection Between Space Law And International Human Rights Law Steven Freeland and Ram S. Jakhu Part III: National Regulation of Space Activities 13. Law Relating To Remote Sensing – Earth Observation Lesley Jane Smith and Catherine Doldirina 14. Law Related To Space Transportation And Spaceports Michael Gerhard and Isabelle Reutzel Part IIII National Regulation of Navigational Satellite Systems 15. Regulation of Navigational Satellites In The United States Andrea J. Harrington 16. Regulation of Navigational Satellites In Europe Michael Chatzipanagiotis and Konstantina Liperi 17. Regulation of Navigational Satellites In The Russian Federation Olga Volynskaya 18. Regulation of Navigational Satellites In China Guoyu Wang 19. Regulation of Navigational Satellite In Japan Souichirou Kozuka 20. Regulation of Navigational Satellites In India Ranjana Kaul Part VI Commercial Aspects of Space Law 21. Law Related To Intellectual Property And Transfer Of Technology Yun Zhao 22. Commercial Satellite Programs Henry R. Hertzfeld and Alexis M. Sainz