IAC 2010: The Sessions We Missed

October 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Blogcast, Space Law | Leave a comment

P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

While Res Communis tries to cover all the space law content at the Colloquium sometime we miss a session or two. This year it was two, but neither should be overlooked.

The first was:

E7.4. The Current Status of the Rule of Law with Regard to Space Activities
September 29 2010, 15:15 – Meeting Hall IV
Chair: Stephan Hobe (University of Cologne, Germany); Peter
Jankowitsch (Austrian Aeronautics & Space Agency, Austria)
Rapporteur: Irmgard Marboe (University of Vienna, Austria)

Analysis of the Legal Instrument Signed Between Brazil and the United States of America ReGarDing the Return of a Space Object
Alvaro Fabricio Dos Santos, Núcleo de Assessoramento Jurídico – NAJ/SJC, Brazil

Is There a Future for Space Law Beyond “Soft Law”?
José Monserrat-Filho, Brazilian Association of Air and Space Law, Brazil

Legal Status of Technical Guidelines and Frameworks for Outer Space Activities
E. Jason Steptoe, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States

In Search of the Current Legal Status of the Registration of Space Objects
Setsuko Aoki, Keio University, Japan

The Expansion of Private Activity in Space and its Impact on the Development of the International Law of Outer Space
Mark Sundahl, Cleveland State University, United States

The Legal Categories in Outer Space
Jose Humberto Castro Villalobos, Guyana

Should there be an environmental “code of conduct” for activities in outer space?
Leslie I. Tennen, Law Offices of Sterns and Tennen, United States

The legal issues surrounding the near Earth space
Atsuyo Ito, Japan

Law and Economics of Outer Space Activities
Valnora Leister, United States

Need for Regulatory Measures for Peaceful Sustainable Development in the Outer Space
Arjun Reddy, PES School of Engineering, India

From Guideline to International Treaty for Rule of Law concerning Mitigation of Space Debris
Toshio Kosuge, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

Non-cooperative space debris mitigation
James Rendleman, United States

The Second was the joint law and policy panel, which examined small satellites:

E3.5.-E7.6. 25th IAA/IISL Scientific-Legal Roundtable: The New Age of Small Satellite Missions (Invited Papers only)
September 30 2010, 10:15 – Terrace 1
Chair: Rainer Sandau (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany); Lesley Jane Smith (Leuphana University of Lüneburg/ Weber-Steinhaus & Smith, Germany)
Rapporteur: Nicola Rohner-Willsch (Deutsches Zentrum für Luftund
Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), Germany)

Small Satellite Missions for Earth Observation – Status & Trends
Martin Sweeting, Surrey Space Centre, United Kingdom

Distributed Space Systems of Small Satellites – Opportunities and Challenges
Eberhard Gill, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

ITU radio regulatory requirements for small satellite design and operation
Attila Matas, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Switzerland

Liability and related legal aspects of small satellites
Ram S. Jakhu, Institute of Air and Space Law, Canada

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