Outer Space Auctions
21 Pages Posted: 13 May 2023 Last revised: 19 May 2023
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: 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
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