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Handbook of Space Law

Edited by Frans G. von der Dunk, Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni/Othmer Professor of Space Law, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US with Fabio Tronchetti
Handbook of Space Law addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of activities in outer space and major space applications from a comprehensive and structured perspective. The book fundamentally addresses the dichotomy between the state-oriented character of international space law and the increasing commercialization and privatization of space activities.
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78100 035 9
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78471 363 8
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The Handbook of Space Law addresses the legal and regulatory aspects of activities in outer space and major space applications from a comprehensive and structured perspective. It fundamentally addresses the dichotomy between the state-oriented character of international space law and the increasing commercialization and privatization of space activities.

The book focuses on international space law in the broadest sense of the word, not only including the UN-based space treaties and international customary (space) law, but also the many specialized regimes such as those applicable to the international satellite organizations, the International Space Station, the international trade and the security-sensitive aspects of space technology exports, the financing of space ventures and environmental concerns. The novelty of this holistic approach to space law notably includes the profound and ever-increasing commercialization of space activities and the attendant involvement of the private sector in such activities. This authoritative book thus presents a unique standard work of reference for anyone interested in studying or researching the legal and regulatory aspects of space activities and their major applications in depth.

Offering the most comprehensive and holistic analysis on legal and regulatory aspects of space activities and major space applications to date this Handbook will be of particular interest to students in space law higher education, public international law, researchers (including JSD and PhD students) of space law and practitioners in the major sectors of space activities.
‘If you want to own only one book on space law Handbook of Space Law, edited by Professor Frans von der Dunk, is it!’
– Air and Space Law

‘Professor Frans von der Dunk has never been threatened by modesty. Most striking is, however, that he always follows words with deeds. It is true for this Handbook of Space Law, which is indeed a particular accomplishment.’
– Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Head of the ESA Policies Department, European Space Agency (ESA)

‘It really is a fantastic book analyzing all the relevant matters.’
– Sagi Kfir, General Counsel, Deep Space Industries

‘. . . a defining compendium in the space law lexicon.’
Sam Peterson, Operations Manager, European Space Agency (ESA)

‘Another great publication from the legends of space law’
Yanal Abul Failat, Legal Consultant, LXL LLP

‘. . . a great resource for practitioners.’
– Mark Ells, Project Director, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, US

‘It is highly recommendable to study this comprehensive work edited by Frans von der Dunk and have it on the bookshelf as a reliable piece of information and a source of thought provoking ideas.’
– Mahulena Hofmann, together with Andreas Loukakis and Simona Spassova, SES Chair in Satellite Communication and Media Law, University of Luxembourg

‘The intellectual frontlines of the coming skirmishes along this new frontier will doubtless be populated by the readers of this Handbook of Space Law. Just like the book offers a multi-angular approach to the various main issues involved, the increasing diversity and audacity of the entrepreneurs in the emerging space arena will require a matching multi-dimensional cast of space lawyers.’
– Taken from the Foreword by Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9

‘This handbook will – with all these merits – become a leading publication in the field of space law for retrieving information, analysis as well as inspiration. Editor, assistant editor and the further ten contributors have rendered an outstanding service to space law.’
– Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht

‘Offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis on legal and regulatory aspects of space activities and major space applications, this Handbook of Space Law provides fundamental guidance to those who are interested in the legal aspects of mankind's main activities in outer space. The handbook will be of particular interest to students, researchers, lawyers, and policy-makers in space law in general or in particular areas thereof. Due to the highly dynamic nature of space technology and applications, it is possible that new legal and regulatory issues will arise after the appearance of this handbook. In the further examination of such new issues, the comprehensive scope, the multidimensional and comparative approach, and the forward-looking perspective adopted in this study should be encouraged.’
– Chinese Journal of Comparative Law
Contributors: C. Doldirina, C. Gaubert, P. Jankowitsch, I. Marboe, R.L. Schweickart, C. Sharpe, L.J. Smith, M. Sundahl, F. Tronchetti, P. van Fenema, L. Viikari, F. von der Dunk, M. Williams










Contents:

Foreword

1. The Background and History of Space Law
Peter Jankowitsch

2. International Space Law
Frans von der Dunk

3. National Space Law
Irmgard Marboe

4. European Space Law
Frans von der Dunk

5. International Organizations in Space Law
Frans von der Dunk

6. Legal Aspects of the Military Uses of Outer Space
Fabio Tronchetti

7. Legal Aspects of Launch Services and Space Transportation
Peter van Fenema

8. Legal Aspects of Satellite Communications
Frans von der Dunk

9. Legal Aspects of Satellite Remote Sensing
Fabio Tronchetti

10. Legal Aspects of Satellite Navigation
Lesley Jane Smith

11. Legal Aspects of Public Manned Spaceflight and Space Station Operations
Carla Sharpe and Fabio Tronchetti

12. Legal Aspects of Private Manned Spaceflight
Frans von der Dunk

13. Environmental Aspects of Space Activities
Lotta Viikari

14. Legal Aspects of Space Resource Utilization
Fabio Tronchetti

15. International Trade Aspects of Space Services
Frans von der Dunk

16. Financing Space Ventures
Mark J. Sundahl

17. Insurance in the Context of Space Activities
Cécile Gaubert

18. Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Space Activities
Catherine Doldirina

19. Dispute Resolution Regarding Space Activities
Maureen Williams

Index