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Legal Basis for a National Space Legislation : Space Regulations Library - Julian Hermida

Legal Basis for a National Space Legislation

Space Regulations Library

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402019135
Number Of Pages: 275

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A. GENERAL BACKGROUND "The foremost goal of the international community in the area [of private space launch services] should be to induce states to implement effective licensing procedures applicable to commercial ventures for which state responsibility may 1 exist. " 1. PRIVATE SECTOR PARTICIPATION IN THE SPACE INDUSTRY In the first decades of the space age, military and state security motivations indicated the direction of national space programs. Now the development of space activities depends essentially upon the possibility of recovering 2 investments. Private sector-driven commercial endeavors in outer space have been increasing exponentially and have experienced a significant quantitative growth over the last years. Spacefarers promote commercial participation of private companies in operations related to outer space, and, thus, the private sector is now increasingly providing satellite telecommunications, remote sensing, global positioning and space launch services directly to its customers. In this context, overall revenues for the worldwide space industry 3 amounted to US$ 82 billion in 2001. In the late 1990's the transponder demand, in particular Ku- band transponders, was consistently on the rise due 4 to the escalated utilization of geostationary satellite transponders. Global positioning systems have been playing an increasingly important role in navigation, and remote sensing systems are mapping and documenting nearly 1 E. A. Frankle & E. J. Steptoe, "Legal Considerations Affecting Commercial Space Launches From International Territory", (1999) 50 IISL at 10. Emphasis added. 2 H. L.

The International Legal Framework
International Responsibility and Reliability
Authorization and Supervision
The National Legal Framework
United States of America
Russian Federation
United Kingdom
South Africa
Harmonization and New Rules
Argentine Space Law and Policy
National Application of International Law
Nature of Argentine National Space Law
Responsibility and Liability
Implementation of the Authorization and Supervision Principle
Implementation of the Registration Obligations
Conclusions and Proposal
Conclusions Regarding the International Legal Framework
Conclusions Regarding the National Legal Framework
Conclusions Regarding Argentine Space Law and Policy
Recommendations and Proposal
About the Author
List of Acronyms
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ISBN: 9781402019135
ISBN-10: 1402019130
Series: Space Regulations Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 275
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.35