Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2011.
Book — xxxii, 379 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Introduction / F.G. von der Dunk
The origins of authorisation : Article VI of the outer space treaty and international space law / F.G. von der Dunk
Brief overview over national authorization mechanisms in implementation of the UN international space treaties / I. Marboe & F. Hafner
Granting access to outer space : rights and responsibilities for states and their citizens : an alternative approach to Article VI of the Outer space treaty, notably through the Belgian space legislation / J.F. Mayence
Liability and insurance in the context of national authorisation / A. Kerrest de Rozavel & F.G. von der Dunk
Insurance in the context of national authorisation / C. Gaubert
Environmental protection and space debris issues in the context of authorisation / R. Tremayne-Smith
Safeguarding national security and foreign policy interests : aspects of export control of space material and remote sensing activities in outer space / Gerhard & M. Creydt
The issue of national security in the context of national space legislation : comparing European and non-European states / F.G. von der Dunk
Space tourism : the authorisation of suborbital space transportation / M. Gerhard
Authorisation of space activities after the entry into force of the EU reform treaty / B. Schmidt-Tedd
EU competition law and issues of national authorisation of private space activities / L.J. Smith.
The increasing involvement of private enterprise in the conduct of space activities raises key issues with respect to international space law which has left it to national law to implement relevant rules vis-a-vis private enterprise. Almost unavoidably, such national implementation regimes differ largely across individual states. This is also true in Europe, where the issue is further compounded by the fundamental - but fundamentally different - roles of ESA and the European Union. Focusing on Europe, the present book thus represents the first comprehensive effort to discuss national authorisation schemes not country by country but theme by theme, so as to allow for a real comparison of the lack of harmonisation or even coordination, and the possible problems which may result. (source: Nielsen Book Data)