Space Law & Policy

Planetary protection in the era of Mars sample return

NASA’s Perseverance rover landed on Mars in February 2020, sending an exciting signal that samples from Mars will be coming back to Earth in the not-too-distant future. One of Perseverance’s primary missions is to collect samples to look for evidence of microbial life in Mars’ history. In this compelling context, it is essential that we examine our planetary protection policies in preparation for sample return. [...]

2021-05-12T03:42:46+02:00May 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , |

Flight safety coordination with NASA assets

NASA and SpaceX signed an agreement for flight safety coordination with NASA assets. This Agreement was signed by SpaceX on 7 January 2021 and was published by NASA on 18 March 2021. The NASA and SpaceX Flight Safety Coordination Agreement could be considered the first agreement containing traffic rules for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) between a commercial company and a national space agency on the safety of operations in outer space. [...]

2021-05-12T03:14:32+02:00May 12th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

SGAC NCAC Policy Task Force

Project OverviewAs part of SGAC’s mission to represent the young space generation, the NCAC Task Force brings together students and young space professionals to communicate our vision of a sustainable, fair, and cooperative future in space to the NCAC region (North America, Central America, and the Caribbean). We publish policy briefs, perspective articles, and policy positions,

2024-06-10T22:17:58+02:00March 18th, 2021|

An interview with Christopher Johnson

Welcome to the new blog of the SGAC Space Law and Policy Project Group! On 15 January 2021, members of the SGAC Space Law and Policy Project Group interviewed one of the group founders, Christopher Johnson, who is now an accomplished space law advisor at the Secure World Foundation (SWF) and a space law educator at Georgetown Law and the

, 2021-02-02T22:29:36+01:00February 2nd, 2021|Tags: |

Space Law and Policy Project Group

Space Law and Policy Project Group Space Law and Policy Project Group We’re in a dynamic era of space exploration characterized by the rapid emergence of new uses of space that require laws and policies to enable them. That’s what we, SGAC’s Space

, 2024-03-17T01:22:17+01:00January 27th, 2018|
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