Space Law & Policy

Beyond Mitigation: Progress and Challenges of Orbital Debris Remediation

Merely halting new debris is insufficient to curb orbital pollution — we must not only prevent new debris but also actively remove existing threats through debris remediation.

2024-07-13T16:21:30+02:00June 21st, 2024|Tags: , , |

Effective Space Debris Mitigation Norms: A Review of the UN Guidelines

A group of researchers present a deep dive into the UN Space Debris Mitigation Guidelines and provide recommendations to make debris mitigation more effective.

2024-05-24T16:48:46+02:00May 24th, 2024|Tags: , , |

A Set of Best Practices for Developing Space Legislation in Africa

An overview of best practices that can serve as a model for developing relevant legislation in African countries increasing their commercial activities in space.

2024-02-13T16:33:45+01:00February 13th, 2024|Tags: , , , |

Report on the Implementation of the United Nations Long-Term Sustainability Guidelines (2020-2022)

Executive Summary In September 2020, the Space Generation Advisory Council’s Space Law and Policy Project Group established the Space Sustainability subgroup. The aim of the subgroup was to raise awareness about the Guidelines on the Long Term Sustainability of Space Activities 2019 (LTS) of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and understand the level

2023-06-13T21:54:27+02:00June 13th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

The Challenges of Dual-Use Space Technologies: the Non-Peaceful Use of Satellites

Satellites are part and parcel of societies around the world: from telecommunications to global navigation systems, they are used for both commercial and scientific purposes. However, satellites also have non-peaceful applications. The sooner a consensus on the non-peaceful use of satellites is reached, the better it will be for all nations and for the peaceful conduct of outer space activities.

2024-02-10T17:11:28+01:00April 14th, 2023|Tags: , , |

2021 Interview with Dr. Tanya Harrison

In 2021, members of the Space Law & Policy Human Rights Group spoke with Dr. Tanya Harrison about her role at Planet and the use of Earth-imaging to monitor climate change and human rights violations. Below is a subset of shortened responses from the conversation. ...

2022-02-24T19:40:12+01:00February 24th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

2021 Interview with Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, PhD

Currently, Agnieszka is the Vice President, Government Affairs, EMEA at Planet and she sits on the Board Of Directors for the European Association of Remote Sensing Companies (EARSC). She has many years of experience working in various organizations including SGAC as an Executive Director and Chair (2006-2010) and formerly held the role of Director at the Secure World Foundation...

2022-02-07T20:58:04+01:00February 7th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Jus Ad Astra Blog – Earth Observation Data, Climate Change, and Human Rights

In January 2022, the Human Rights Sub-team of the Space Law and Policy Project Group published a blog with Jus Ad Astra - Earth Observation Data, Climate Change, and Human Rights. 

2022-01-26T20:09:47+01:00January 26th, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , |

Billionaires in Space: Triumph and Trouble

July, August, September, and October have been exciting times for private spaceflight! Following Sir Richard Branson’s successful flight on 11 July, Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos followed up on 20 July with a successful flight aboard his New Shepard spacecraft above the Kármán line, or 100 km above the Earth’s surface. SpaceX followed this with the first all-civilian mission to orbit on 16 September...

2021-10-25T21:52:27+02:00October 25th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |
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