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Contracting for Space: Contract Practice in the European Space Sector

Edited by: Lesley Jane Smith

ISBN13: 9781409419235
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Recent significant developments in the European space sector have had an impact on business and the growth of national and European commercial space law.

This book analyses and assesses the legal issues and key factors influencing the space sector in Europe. It is an up-to-date guide to the regulatory background of space projects and examines the typical legal problems which need to be solved by practitioners in the field.

Taking into account public and commercial international law and practice, this book examines substantive issues of law specific to launchers, satellite manufacturers and space service providers with contributions from leading experts and practitioners in the field of European space law and policy.

Air and Space Law
Preface, Sir Martin Sweeting
Introduction, Lesley Jane Smith and Ingo Baumann
Part I Introduction: The impact of the European space policy on space commerce, Kai Uwe Schrogl and Christophe Venet
The relationship between EU and ESA within the framework of European space policy and its consequences for space industry contracts, Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd
Toward a European space-specific procurement policy?, Jean-Jacques Tortora.
Part II The Legal Framework for Space Projects in Europe: The principles of international space law and their relevance to space industry contracts, Lesley Jane Smith
The impact of national space legislation on space industry contracts, Michael Gerhard and Kamlesh Gungaphul
The legal framework for EU activities in the space sector, with a particular focus on GMES, Sylvia Kainz-Huber and Leopold Mantl
The geographical return principle and its future within the European space policy, Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd
Regulatory framework for authorising satellite applications: the case of telecommunications, Phillippe Achilleas and Romain
Reforming national licensing and agency structures: a current overview of the UK space agenda, Richard Tremayne-Smith
Consequences of the French space law on space operations (FSOA) on CNE's mission as a contracting space agency, Philippe Clerc
The complexities of contracting with third states for space projects, Cristian Bank
Developing space markets in small jurisdictions: the case of the Isle of Man, Timiebi Aganaba.
Part III General Aspects of Space Industry Contracts: Typology of contracts in the space sector, Laurence Ravillon
Space contracting within the frame of the European Space Agency, Gunilla Stjernevi
Procurement in the space sector, Oliver Heinrich
Economics of the procurement process, Vasilis Zervos
Security rights over satellites: an overview of the proposed protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on matters specific to space assets, Dietrich Weber-Steinhaus and Deirdre Ni Chearbhaill
Research and development contracts, Martin Mittelbach
Contract management, Mustapha Elriz and Peter Newman.
Part IV Specific Aspects of Space Industry Contracts: Performance and warranty articles in space industry contracts, Ines Scharlach
Cost overruns in space contracts: mitigation methods and strategies, Walter Peeters
Space insurance, Philippe Montpert
Export control issues in space contracts, Kay-Uwe Horl and Matthias Creydt
The use of service level agreements in space projects, Ingo Baumann
Space contracts: the legal and financial liability regime under the new French space legislation, Mireille Couston
Reform of data policies and IPR clauses in space contracts: an analysis, Catherine Doldirina and Lesley Jane Smith
Negotiating the security aspects of satellite communications services contracts, Tare Brisibe
The legal framework for space projects in Europe - aspects of applicable, Frans von der Dunk
The ITU filing of satellite systems, Hans Dodel and Ingo Baumann.
Part V Specific Aspects of Satellite Services Contracts: Specific clauses of launch services agreements, Claude Alain du Parquet
Specific aspects and characteristics of satellite capacity agreements in the satellite communications business, Oliver Huth and Rafael Roelandt
ESA Earth observation data policies: principles, current status and reforms, Gisela Suss.
Part VI Conclusions and Outlook: Conclusions and outlook, Lesley Jane Smith and Ingo Baumann