The Fair and Responsible Use of Space: An International Perspective

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Wolfgang Rathgeber, Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Ray A. Williamson
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 3, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 206 pages
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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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Contents

1 The general concepts of fairness and responsibility
1
2 Fairness and responsibility in space activities
11
3 United Nations space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development
19
4 Current questions regarding fair and responsible use of space summarising introduction
27
5 Fair rules on orbit summarising introduction
89
6 Achieving global engagement summarising introduction
143
Annex
175
About the authors
191
List of acronyms
201
List of figures and tables
205
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