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Immunity from Nuisance: Georgia's New Twist for State Commercial Space Laws

The latest candidate for state laws limiting liability for commercial space activities was introduced in Georgia with the Georgia Space Flight Act. The bill, which is sponsored by Georgia state representatives Jason Spencer, Mickey Stephens, Ron Stephens, Jeff Jones, John Corbett and Craig Gordon, is designed along the line of other state-sponsored bills to facilitate commercial space activities in particular to limit liability for commercial space flight providers. 1,259 more words

Spurring Space Exploration with Market Forces

By Grayson Clary


This is my lunar acre. There are many like it, billions, but this one is mine. At least, it could be for a modest fee: a steal at $19.95 through Cosmic Registry, $19.99 through Lunar Embassy, or ‘prices to fit any budget’ 486 more words


Why I’m glad I chose Space and Media Law as a Masters’ 1 subject

As a Grande Ecole du Droit’s student, a chance was given to me to choose a Master subject while doing my last year of Bachelor degree. 351 more words


FY-1C: Nine Years Later We're Still Hitting the Snooze Button

January 11th marks the ninth anniversary of China’s infamous test of a direct-ascent ASAT on its weather satellite FY-1C in polar orbit.  It goes without saying the test was an alarming event, the effects of which are still being felt today both in terms of the orbital debris environment the test created, and the wake-up call to the United States in terms of the vulnerability for U.S. 517 more words

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Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Competition: African Regional Round

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) invites qualified teams to participate in the 2016 Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition.

This unique international competition, now in its 25th year, concerns a hypothetical fact situation which gives rise to significant issues of modern international space law before the International Court of Justice. 200 more words


U.S. Making Changes to Support its Commercial Space Industry

By Talia Loucks

Remember last year’s blog article about Asteroid Mining? Well, late last month, President Obama signed into law what was then titled the SPACE Act of 2015, which has since been renamed the… 549 more words

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