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School of Law

SOLM296 Outer Space Law

Module description

The objective of the course will be to examine the sources and fundamental principles of Space Law and the role of international law and multilateral organizations in space governance. The topics covered will include the exploitation and sustainability of space resources – emphasis on commercialization of space activities, space debris mitigation and space traffic management, communication satellites and space, the convergence of cybersecurity and space security, environment and space, and the liability regime for damage caused by space activities. References will be made to relevant regulations of space-faring nations to establish the relationship between international and national law in this area of law.

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15 credits

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