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Legal Aspects Around Satellite Constellations

  • Annette Froehlich
  • A legal analysis on the multiple aspects of satellite constellations and its environmental or economical impact

  • Includes an analysis of the next generation approaches in regard to mega satellite constellations

  • Includes analysis from various continents and legal systems


Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 19)

About this book


This book is based on an initiative made by the European Space Policy Institute, the European Centre for Space Law and the German Aerospace Center. Students and young professionals worlwide were invited to submit a paper on this topic analyzing and discussing relevant aspects on either environment, economy, security, licencing, or control. The best papers have been included in this volume.


Satellite constellations privatization ITU Mega-Constellations Equitable Acces space orbits orbit management Regulation legal framework Satellite Data

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  1. 1.European Space Policy InstituteViennaAustria

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“Currently, no concept for space activities is more debated than ‘responsive space’. Here we have a splendid example of ‘responsive space law’. This small booklet with just one hundred pages is an outstanding piece of work responding to specific use of space, which has just been conceived and is only slowly getting implemented: satellite (mega-)constellations.” (Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht ZLW, Vol. 69 (4), 2020)