Entry into outer space is undoubtedly the greatest achievement of man in the twentieth century. However, this pleasant event of space exploration, following rapid developments in science and technology, has brought with it several problems requiring legal solutions.
Written by internationally acclaimed experts in the area of space law, this book focuses on the hotly debated issue regarding the scope of commercial space activities. The book examines the scope of present space activities and their legality in the light of existing space treaties, the fallouts of existing space laws, and the need for progressive development of space law.
Topics include: issues regarding space tourism, liability and insurance, identification of space assets, operational aspects of international registry, financing commercial space activities, commercia-lisation of planetary resources, and the regulation of commercial space activities in India, among others.
The issues covered are of very recent origin and are not covered comprehensively in any other existing literature on space law. The present work would be extremely useful for academics, legal practitioners, students, researchers, private space investors and public sector undertakings.
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