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Launching and Operating Satellites : Legal Issues :  Legal Issues - R. Bender

Launching and Operating Satellites : Legal Issues

Legal Issues

By: R. Bender

Hardcover Published: November 1997
ISBN: 9789041105073
Number Of Pages: 364

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Launching and Operating Satellites has two themes. How does an entrepreneur orbit a spacecraft legally? Once in orbit, what legal risks need to be managed?The book explains the practical hurdles entrepreneurs must leap: how to wage and win the administrative battle to capture scarce satellite orbits and frequencies; how to protect against launch and transponder failures and the illegal export of satellite technology; and how to meet competitive challenges satellite owners already operating may hurl at the entrepreneur.The book also discusses operating concerns: When will foreign State consent for satellite communications and broadcasts be required? How will remote sensing satellite data be protected? May satellites be used for newsgathering or for military purposes? Launching and Operating Satellites should interest the deal makers, deal breakers, agencies mediating their disputes, and lawyers, legislators, and judges who must act when mediation fails.

Acknowledgements
Preface
Preliminaries
Introductionp. 3
Satellite Basicsp. 13
Acquiring Orbit/Frequency Spectrum
International Telecommunications Unionp. 37
Regulation by National Administrationsp. 57
Launching Satellites
Compliance with Export Restrictionsp. 77
Satisfying Indemnity and Insurance Requirementsp. 85
Contracting for the Purchase, Launch and Lease of a Satellitep. 93
Competition in Satellite Operations
Global Satellite Servicep. 107
Competing with Global Systemsp. 119
Competition and Free Trade Concernsp. 133
Satellite Operations: DBS
International Law: DBS and Freedom of Informationp. 153
DBS and Global Constitutionsp. 175
DBS and the First Amendment to the US Constitutionp. 189
Satellite Operations: Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing Basicsp. 213
Remote Sensing: Resolution 41/65p. 229
National Remote Sensing Systemsp. 239
Remote Sensing: Newsgatheringp. 257
Satellite Operations: Military Uses
The Legality of the Military Use of Spacep. 281
Responsibility and Liability Principles
Looking Back: Looking Aheadp. 303
International Responsibility and Liability: Developing an Approachp. 323
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9789041105073
ISBN-10: 9041105077
Series: Developments in International Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: November 1997
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.69