International Regulation of Emerging Modes of Space Transportation

Space Safety Regulations and Standards. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-85617-752-8.10014-5

Posted: 6 Jul 2016

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Ram S. Jakhu

McGill University - Institute of Air and Space Law

Yaw Nyampong

McGill University

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

Abstract by B. Goswami: “With the advent of scientific advancements, space transportation is becoming more feasible and sub-orbital – orbital space flights are becoming a reality. This chapter aims at identifying means and methods that have evolved over the time having potential for transportation in astonishing shorter period of time, this, would radically change the way we see transportation between destinations on earth, but also make space tourism and transportation possible in a way we observe civil aviation today. With that backdrop, the legal regime to regulate such activity is largely inadequate, as space treaties today have become obsolete compared to the growth in methods of explorations and use of space. Legal regime for international civil aviation has been quite successful in its domain, applicability of the same is recommendable with possible adaptations for specificities of space transportation while maintaining responsibility and liability regime vested in the international space law. Analysis and arguments to that effect have been provided in this chapter.”

Suggested Citation

Jakhu, Ram S. and Nyampong, Yaw, International Regulation of Emerging Modes of Space Transportation (2010). Space Safety Regulations and Standards. DOI: 10.1016/B978-1-85617-752-8.10014-5. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2801376

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Yaw Nyampong

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Montreal, Quebec H3A 1G5
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