Monograph Series

The Monograph Series, published by the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, is a collection of peer-reviewed publications on special topics of interest in air and space law. The books contain original and quality research works by subject-matter experts and academics that have been presented at conferences and symposiums organised by the Centre.


Monograph Series IV: Commercialisation of Space and NewSpace

Edited by Md Tanveer Ahmad & Jinyuan Su

For the last few years, we have been witnessing the emergence of the fourth phase in the global space exploration and use. This movement, or trend, has been labelled as “NewSpace”, and it is democratising and rapidly expanding the scope of space utilisation. The global space economy is estimated to be about US$ 330 billion and some believe that it could reach US$ 600 billion by 2030. NewSpace activities will likely be a major contributor to this phenomenal growth.

As the fourth publication of the Centre’s Monograph Series, this book contains 19 chapters carefully selected from 47 papers presented at the 3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialisation and the Law, held on 16-17 March 2015 in Montreal, Canada, attended by experienced and knowledgeable people from the industry, international institutions, academia, and government bodies in various countries.

The chapters in the book represent the state of the art in current and future NewSpace activities, and the challenges of space law, policy, and regulation. Specifically, they address existing and unresolved issues and problems, as well as those that will need to be confronted within the next decade, in order to allow a responsible use of space by all stakeholders, while integrating and facilitating the rise of NewSpace activities.

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Monograph Series III: Global Space Governance

Edited by Professor Ram Jakhu, Kuan-Wei Chen, and Yaw Nyampong (December 2015)

Since the dawn of space age and the subsequent adoption of various space treaties and resolutions in the last century, the international legal regime governing space activities has remained largely unchanged. However, in the span of mere decades, the world has seen dramatic changes in the ways space is accessed and used. Unforeseen during the formulation of the current space governance regime, the privatisation and commercialisation of space, the proliferation of space actors and the spectre of space becoming a theatre for conflict are just some of the issues which can have serious implications for the future of space activities and humanity. To safeguard the peace, sustainability and welfare of our global village, it is imperative that our collective future and activities in outer space are guided by the rule of law and order.

As the third publication of the Centre’s Monograph Series, this book contains selected papers presented at the 2nd Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance, which took place on 29-31 May 2014 in Montreal, Canada. The event was the most comprehensive meeting of academics, subject-matter experts and officials from various space agencies and militaries, since the last United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) in 1999.

The various chapters of the book, written by an array of renowned international scholars, professionals and diplomats, address the meaning and significance of “global space governance” from sociological, legal, economic, environmental and policy perspectives. It is a seminal and truly interdisciplinary work that delves into new ideas aimed at fashioning and ensuring the exploration and use of outer space are for peaceful purposes and in the interest of humankind. Price: CAN $100.

 

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Monograph Series II: Emerging Trends in Aviation and Space Applications - Legal, Safety and Policy Issues

Edited by Professor Ram Jakhu, Sanat Kaul, and Kuan-Wei Chen (September 2014)

In recent years, the world has witnessed rapid development and growth in the aerospace sector, and this growth is most prominent in emerging economies and developing countries.

Increasing air transportation and space applications have cultivated economic benefits and facilitated international exchange and cooperation. However, these activities also raise various legal and policy issues that require in-depth study and planning for enhancing their growth.

Containing a collection of selected papers presented at the Third Workshop and International Conference on Emerging Trends in Aviation and Space Applications: Legal, Safety and Policy Issues (New Delhi, 25–29 April 2012), this book will be useful for anybody with an interest in the aerospace industry and will provide guidelines for those involved in the development of laws and policies to cope with the rapid developments in the aerospace industry. 448 pages, soft cover, CAN $80.

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Monograph Series I: Regulation of Emerging Modes of Aerospace Transportation

Edited by Professor Ram Jakhu and Kuan-Wei Chen (July 2014)

The myriad of issues and challenges related to air and space transportation systems are not restricted to any one discipline. As such, an international and interdisciplinary approach is required in order to objectively examine and appropriately address matters related to the technological, economic, social, legal and policy developments in this budding field of human activity.

The 1st Manfred Lachs Conference on the Regulation Emerging Modes of Aerospace Transportation was convened on 24 and 25 May 2013 in Montreal, Canada. This book contains some of the conference papers and brief summaries of the discussions that took place at the Conference. 358 pages, soft cover, CAN $50.

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Table of Contents

Prologue                                                                               

Message from the International Civil Aviation Organization
Nancy Graham                                                                      

The Time to Organise Space is Now!
Tomasso Sgobba                                                                    

A New Way to Look at Things
George Nield                               

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