Space Governance and Security
This symposium will combine for the first time two closely related topics: policy and regulatory considerations related to the ongoing development and eventual settlement of space, and those concerning the provision of security for explorers and assets in space.
The topic of Space law encompasses national and international law governing activities in outer space. This session will examine the relevance of the Outer Space Treaty in today’s world and other issues, both domestic and international, relevant to today’s private and government sector space initiatives. Key areas of interest include the regulatory and legal regimes shaping private space launch, commercial asteroid mining and property rights, private sector operations on the moon, orbital debris and removal, spaceports and space tourism, and the Chinese movement towards their own national space law.