Number of page: 264
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
This book assesses the present status of space activity regulation against the background of the progressive commercialization of outer space. The basic legal framework for outer space activity was established during a time when space endeavour was still in its infancy & a critical reassessment of its principles therefore forms the basis of this publication. The outcome of this analysis & the legal implications which result from applying it to practical space utilization yield an insight into the legal questions pertaining to space commercialization & its practical implementation. Commercial Utilization of Outer Space will be of great interest to academics & practitioners in the field of space activities, as well as to government policy makers in different sectors of space commercialization ranging from space transportation, satellite communication & remote sensing to space insurance & manufacturing in outer space. Wherever appropriate & feasible practical aspects have been dealt with against the background of present-day realities & developments foreseen for the future.