Issue X of The Précis analyzes Japan’s attempt to demonstrate space debris remediation with emphasis on whether the attempt created a customary practice. You can get this issue and much more with a one-year subscription to The Précis.Read more "Issue X, Special Issue, of The Precis"
Originally posted on Roger Launius's Blog:
Artist’s conception of lunar mining, after 2020, artwork by Pat Rawlings. Many believe that the resource rich Moon may one day sustain human efforts to remain in space indefinitely. The two separate treaty regimes—The Antarctic Treaty of 1960 and the Outer Space Treaty of 1967—worked relatively well in…
One of the more popular concepts of new space advocates is the idea of commercial companies performing salvage of derelict satellites and space debris in orbit for profit. The idea of salvage in outer space is echoed by futurists and enthusiasts alike both latching onto and comparing the maritime concept of salvage to a future […]Read more "Clearing Up Misconceptions About “Salvage” in Outer Space"