Space Safety and Global Space Governance
8 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2019
Date Written: 2017
Space safety means the protection of human life, property and/or spacecraft during all phases of a space mission. In other words, the term refers to the protection against technical risks, which could be avoided and/or mitigated through certain technical means and procedures that ought to be implemented through appropriate regulatory regime(s), both at international and national levels. This paper outlines briefly five areas related space safety that merit priority attention and urgent international actions to specify means, methods and processes to improve space safety through treaties, laws, regulations, guidelines or codes of conduct, transparency and confidence building measures. This paper specifically outlines possible improvements to global space governance related to space safety in five areas.
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