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Vol 23 No 10 Oct/Nov 2018

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Civil Fraud: Law, Practice and Procedure

Edited by: Thomas Grant, David Mumford
Price: £219.00

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Space Security and Legal Aspects of Active Debris Removal

Edited by: Annette Froehlich

ISBN13: 9783319903378
To be Published: December 2018
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99



The book analyzes the various legal and political concepts to resolve the problem of the existing space debris in outer space and which measures have been taken to avoid space debris or to reduce potential space debris in the course of future space missions. From a scientific and technical point of view various studies are ongoing to analyze the feasibility of active debris removal. Nevertheless it has to be highlighted that outer space is an international area where various actors with different legal and political concepts are operating, a situation that leads to different approaches concerning such activities.

Subjects:
Air and Space Law
Contents:
Defining space debris (objects) in order to be able to remove them
Dangers of space debris and reasons to deal with it urgently
Environmental law as general obligation to reduce space debris
Industrial commitments of legal aspects on active debris removal
Acceptance of law should be admitted without punishment to resolve the space debris problem
Jurisdiction and control aspects of space debris removal
Space debris: untouchable lethal orbiting clouds
Legal analysis of debris removal of small satellites in space
ADR: a joint task and obligation to cooperate for the benefit of Mankind
Right to self-defence in space
Degree of the lack of regulation of space debris within the current space law regime
Establishment of an international mechanism to deal with active debris removal
Dispute resolution in the context of active debris removal
Establishment of an international mechanism to deal with active debris removal
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