13 March 2018. A new volume of the “Studies in Space Policy” book series, edited by Dr Annette Froehlich (ESPI/DLR) and published by Springer, is now available.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty this book gives a first insight into where the next generation considers room for further improvement of the Outer Space Treaty in order to cope with upcoming aspects such as providing solutions for the emerging commercial, economic, environmental and social questions. At the time of the adoption of the Outer Space Treaty in 1967 the purpose of this treaty was to avoid conflicting military situations in space. However, 50 years later the Outer Space Treaty is in demand to meet the ever increasing space activities and the different actors involved such as the rise of the private sector players.
This volume comprises the following contributions:
Emergence of Environmental Protection Clauses in Outer Space Treaty: A Lesson from the Rio Principles by Gordon Chung
Legal Consequences of Environmental Pollution in Outer Space by Giulia Pavesi
Intentional Destruction of Satellites in Relation to International Peace and Security by Alexander Gairiseb
Peacekeeping Operations in Outer Space: Contradictions in Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty by Eduardo Bressel Baratto
Wild Military Operations in Outer Space: A Sword of Damocles Hanging over the Future of Space Environment and Space Activities by Matteo Frigoli
Space Settlement and the Celestial Subjectivity Model: Shifting Our Legal Perspective of the Universe by Zach Miller
Outer Space Treaty During Fourth Industrial Revolution by Maria Baczyńska-Wilkowska
Into the Twenty-First Century: Integration of Principles of Global Governance in Space Law by Valentin Degrange
Dr Annette Froehlich (ESPI/DLR) at the official presentation of the book to Alexander Gairiseb from the University of Namibia/University of Cape Town (SA) representing all participating authors.