The “Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015” (H.R. 2262) has a significant provision that would grant the federal courts of the United States exclusive jurisdiction over any legal actions arising out of a launch license issued by the FAA. H.R. 2262 states in part: SEC. 107. FEDERAL JURISDICTION. Section 50914 of title […]Read more "Thoughts on H.R. 2262, Section 107, the Federal Courts and Commercial Space [Updated]"
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The LUCH (OLYMP) satellite, which is designated NORAD ID 40258, was launched by the Russian Federation on Sept. 28, 2014, aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The spacecraft was built by ISS Reshetnev, a Russian satellite manufacturer. According to an October 9, 2015 article in Space News, NORAD 40258 has caused […]Read more "The Account of NORAD 40258 and U.S. Options Under Article IX"
The Martian opened at theaters this weekend with high expectations and promising reviews. My intent was to go and be entertained, but more importantly I wanted to see the movie firsthand because it has the probability of being spun up into a policy tool by the media much in the same way Gravity was used […]Read more "‘The Martian’ : Space Law Hits and Misses"
On September 28th, NASA made an exciting announcement about evidence from orbiting and surface spacecraft, which suggests the existence of flowing water on Mars. The announcement was met with enthusiasm by the scientific and advocacy community; however, some in the media allege even if it is ultimately proven flowing water exists on Mars, international law […]Read more "Addressing Media Missteps About The Outer Space Treaty and Water Sources on Mars"