National Space Legislation

A Comparative and Evaluative Analysis

  • Annette Froehlich
  • Vincent Seffinga

Part of the Studies in Space Policy book series (STUDSPACE, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga
    Pages 1-4
  3. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga
    Pages 5-13
  4. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga
    Pages 15-124
  5. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga
    Pages 125-136
  6. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga
    Pages 137-186
  7. Annette Froehlich, Vincent Seffinga
    Pages 187-188

About this book


This book provides a unique in-depth comparative and evaluative analysis based upon primary sources. Therefore, it does not only provide a more complete understanding of the subject compared to other publications but, because it provides a full perspective, can also serve as a basis for further research.

The interest in national space legislation, and the importance thereof to regulating space activities conducted by private entities, gives a clear incentive to conduct a comparative analysis of the national space legislation of various states. The purpose of this report is to provide such a comparative analysis that will detail the similarities and differences between the national space laws of selected states with a focus on European comprehensive national space legislation. The states discussed are: Sweden, the United Kingdom, Australia, China, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Indonesia, Denmark, New Zealand and Luxembourg. This report is intended to assist the efforts of states that are seeking to enact or revise national space legislation not only by presenting the approaches taken by other states, but also by presenting, as far as possible, the rationale behind their approaches.

The readership of this book consists of academics and professionals in space law and can further assist policymakers wishing to revise or enact national space legislation.


space legislation space law outer space Europe European space legislation

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)ViennaAustria
  2. 2.European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)ViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-70430-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-70431-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-5307
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-5315
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