There has been focus on the Outer Space Treaty as of late that has brought back the discussion of whether the United States should amend or withdraw so as to loose the binds on private industry. This was taken up by Bob Zimmerman in an article he wrote and more recently at hearing of the […]Read more "Issue XIII of The Précis: The Outer Space Treaty"
The following is a letter I submitted to the Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space and Competitiveness on April 21, 2017 for consideration to be added to the record. 4-21-2017 Letter to Subcommittee Science Space & CompetitivnessRead more "Letter to Senate Subcommittee on Science, Space and Competitiveness"
Issue XII, Special Issue, of The Précis is now out to Subscribers. Issue XII takes a look at the legal theory behind the concept of “space resources” and breaks down the fundamental law surrounding space resources and the international legal theories to justify the concept. You can receive a free issue or subscribe to The […]Read more "Issue XII (Special Issue) of The Précis re: Space Resources"
The 1st Quarter 2017, Issue XI, of The Précis is now out to Subscribers. Highlights of this 53-page Issue includes: Round-up of space-related domestic legislation; A summation of the 2017 NASA Transition and Authorization Act; A guest analysis of the UK Draft Spaceflight Bill; A summary of recent additions to the United Nations Registry of […]Read more "1st Quarter 2017, Issue XI, of The Précis"
Below is the Memorandum I sent to the Subcommittee on Space discussing the international legal obligations for private space activities under Article VI. 3-3-2017 Memroradum to Subcommittee Space, House Science Space and TechnologyRead more "Memorandum to Subcommittee on Space"
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…