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This text examines the national and international space transport liability principles which govern personal injury, property damage, and cargo losses caused by spacecraft. The value of maritime, aviation, and general transport analogies and law is considered. The book then considers the proper parties, forums, law, and precedents available to resolve space transport disputes.
This book is as much about what space transport law will be as what it is. It will interest legislators as well as lawyers. It will assist space transport participants to structure their agreements and resolve their disputes. The cases described will assist insurers in underwriting space risks and venture capitalists in hedging their bets. For students of law, it will extend conventional principles to unconventional situations.