National Space Legislation

  • Fabio TronchettiEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)


Space activities have traditionally been limited to governmental entities. In the early decades of the Space Age only states had the technical and financial capabilities to carry out the exploration and use of outer space. Private actors were long excluded from it. On one side, due to strategic and political reasons, governments were hesitant to allow anyone other than their own military or governmental space agencies to be involved in space-related affairs. On the other side, the enormous financial commitments required to undertake any kind of operation in space deterred potential private investors from entering the space sector. Furthermore, the legal framework to regulate private activities in space was largely inadequate.


Space Activity Space Object Outer Space National Space Federal Aviation Administration 
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© Fabio Tronchetti 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harbin Institute of Technology School of LawHarbinPeople’s Republic of China

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