Global Aerospace Summit – Space Policy and Regulation becoming significant industry issue
Arabian Aerospace – Global Aerospace Summit 2016 to discuss space law, policy and regs (23 June 2015)
Trade Arabia – Global space policy focus for Abu Dhabi summit (23 June 2015)
…The increase of investment and interest within the industry has prompted the US Congress to lay the foundation for the new surge of space-based industries. The House recently passed the Space Resource Exploration and Utilisation Act (the Asteroids Act) to allow for companies to sell any resources extracted from asteroids in space and provide some legal measure of assurance for noninterference in these activities. The bill is the first national attempt at regulating nongovernmental commercial activities directed at space resources. The Asteroids Act is undergoing legislative review with the Senate’s Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology to ensure compliance with international law. While the space industry is eager to move forward with proprietary regulation in the US, the Asteroids Act has yet to be enacted.
Sara M. Langston
International Aerospace Strategies, Law, Policy, Media and Communications