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 [...]
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.
Follow the link in this post to read our newsletter from February 2021. We interviewed Space Law & Policy Project Group Founder Christopher Johnson and introduced our blog post on the top 10 space law, policy, and scientific developments from 2020.
Follow the link in this post to see our first newsletter from December 2020. Topics include the International Space Station, the Artemis Accords, the Dark and Quiet Skies Conference, space traffic management, and on-orbit servicing. Try the crossword at the end!
1. Signing of the Artemis Accords Credit: NASAtv In 2020, NASA announced the multilateral agreements draft for international Lunar cooperation within the Artemis Program framework. The first eight countries (Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, UAE, UK) formally signed the Artemis Accords during the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in October 2020, with Ukraine and Brazil joining before 2021. This [...]
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 [...]
SGAC is looking for a volunteer to become a co-lead of the Space Law and Policy Project Group. The new co-lead will work with current co-leads, Thomas Cheney and Alberto Rueda Carazo, to support the activities of the Project Group, and will report to the project group coordinators Ciro Farinelli and Alessandra Vernile.
There are few places where the idea of a space lawyer is accepted at face value. Space law is a niche area of the law that most people have never even considered. However, space law is a thriving area both within the aerospace industry as a vocation and the legal field in general. The United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) created the five major building blocks of international space law.