On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal: Legal Aspects

in Anja Peculjic & Matteo Tugnoli, eds., Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers (IGI Global)

Posted: 4 Jun 2019

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P. J. Blount

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance; University of Mississippi - School of Law

Date Written: 2019

Abstract

This chapter examines the legal issues associated with the activities of on-orbit servicing and active debris removal. It addresses these legal issues from the perspective of military, civil, and commercial space activities. It argues that the major international legal challenges for these technologies are avoiding their weaponization in order to use them to provide for the sustainability of the space environment. Further, it argues that the development of domestic authorization regimes will be necessary precursor to the deployment of OOS and ADR.

Keywords: Space Law, Space Security, On-Orbit Servicing, Active Debris Removal

Suggested Citation

Blount, P. J., On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal: Legal Aspects (2019). in Anja Peculjic & Matteo Tugnoli, eds., Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers (IGI Global). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3388611

P. J. Blount (Contact Author)

Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

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Luxembourg

University of Mississippi - School of Law ( email )

Lamar Law Center
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677
United States

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