The Fair and Responsible Use of Space

An International Perspective

  • Editors
  • Wolfgang Rathgeber
  • Kai-Uwe Schrogl
  • Ray A. Williamson

Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The general concepts of fairness and responsibility

  3. Fairness and responsibility in space activities

    1. Ray A. Williamson
      Pages 11-17
  4. United Nations’ space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development

  5. Current questions regarding fair and responsible use of space — summarising introduction

  6. Fair rules on orbit — summarising introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-91
    2. Wolfgang Rathgeber
      Pages 92-100
    3. Luboš Perek
      Pages 101-108
    4. Ben Baseley-Walker
      Pages 109-121
    5. William Ailor
      Pages 122-131
  7. Achieving global engagement — summarising introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-145
    2. Driss El Hadani
      Pages 146-153
    3. Agnieszka Lukaszczyk, Alex Karl
      Pages 165-174
  8. Annex

    1. Wolfgang Rathgeber, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Ray A. Williamson
      Pages 175-189
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-206

About this book


As space applications become central to modern interaction, more and more entities are becoming involved in space activities. Consequently, strategies to establish the coordinated, ethically justifiable and sustainable conduct of space activities have to be found. Such an endeavour requires addressing current questions regarding the use of space, dealing with fair rules in orbit and discussing the way towards achieving truly global engagement on space security issues. The book outlines the current situation and identifies key challenges from the policy perspective. Taking this one step further, it also formulates principles and recommendations for global action. Nineteen eminent personalities from the space sector have united for this project, which is based on a conference organised at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in November 2008 in Vienna.


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