Space today is playing an increasingly important role in human affairs. And wherever there are people making decisions, ethical issues are sure to follow.
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Mineral resources are oomph of the 1000 billion USD world economies. Scarcity in mineral resources brings with it, economic scarcity, both of which are a result of geological scarcity. The space mining explorations will lead to reorganization of the sector. The future of this sector and laws regulating asteroid mining are open to question. The present article is an attempt to make an assessment of such activities in the context of emerging legal issues that come along with commercial utilization of these resources. With the growing need for resources and such non-traditional missions, there will be difficulty in accessing the regulating legal aspects of space laws which results in scepticism. U.S. and Luxembourg have given carte blanche to privately-owned entities to use space resources and operate independently (legal rights) in low earth orbit (eventually deep space) through their domestic laws which they say comply with the obligation under international law. Propensity still exists due to lack of maturity in space mining laws and these truancyof relevant norms or a statute and any office administering space mining activities. This would foment resource conflicts in outer space
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A dead satellite and an old rocket part, each roughly the size of a small car, would have littered orbit with space junk if they had smashed into each other.
Sierra Nevada Corporation is investing heavily in space, especially as it sees NASA and other companies building infrastructure in orbit.
The Outer Space Treaty, now 50 years old, has so far never been violated. But things could be about to change.
Supporting healthy, responsible, and sustainable growth of the global space economy. The global space sector is thriving. Over 65 countries have operated at least one satellite. Political and economic capital being invested in the space environment by governments and commercial entities is at record levels.
When we go to the Moon, there’s a basic framework that we all agree on.
It’s been more than 50 years since “one small step”, and a new legal frontier is looming in outer space.
Space law has not kept pace with commercial and geo-political space developments and complexities.
A team of four universities is working on the comprehensive guide to all existing space law, a field they argue is currently too jumbled to make sense of.
IISL President Kai-Uwe Schrogl addressed the 9th IAF Meeting for Members of Parliament on the need for sound space legislation. Click here to view The case Suniza v Azasi concerns the use of space resources for military purposes. Additional issues are presented regarding the use of abandoned lunar facilities, and liability for damages resulting from an explosion on the Moon.