UPDATE July 13th: CMSEO announced Tiangong-2 is slated to re-enter on July 19th. Beijing has been silent about the Tiangong-2 space station, which is supposed to be reentering the atmosphere this month. The China Manned Space Engineering Office (CMSEO) announced the controlled reentry of Tiangong-2 in July 2019. The decision was reportedly made on September […]Read more "What’s Going on with Tiangong-2?"
The Parliament of Denmark passed a domestic space law on May 3, 2016, and thanks to a tweet by PJ Blount, I was able to get a copy of the text in Danish. It was my intention to do a comprehensive analysis for Space Thoughts, but I am going to save that for an essay […]Read more "A Quick Look at Denmark’s New Space Law"
A recent essay in The Space Review discusses a plan to effectuate space debris remediation. While their space debris remediation scheme raises a lot of questions, the authors make a puzzling comment towards the end of their essay with reference to Article IX. Article IX of the OST, among other things, calls on nations to […]Read more "Space Debris Remediation and the Customary Usage of Article IX"