Outer Space Auctions

21 Pages Posted: 13 May 2023 Last revised: 19 May 2023

See all articles by F. E. Guerra-Pujol

F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico; University of Central Florida

Date Written: May 13, 2023


Are there too many satellites in Low Earth Orbit, or too few? Why not use a market mechanism such as space launch auctions or orbit auctions to answer this question? This paper contributes to the literature on outer space governance by proposing a novel method of outer space governance: orbit and launch auctions.

Keywords: outer space, space congestion, space junk, orbital debris, tragedy of the commons, launch auctions, orbit auctions

JEL Classification: D44, D45, K11, K29, K33

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., Outer Space Auctions (May 13, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4447205 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4447205

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

University of Central Florida ( email )

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