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Government Regulation of Space Activities

ASPL 639

3 credits
Government Regulation of Space Activities.

Air & Space Law: National public and private law and regulatory regimes governing space activities, particularly those that are carried out by private entities for commercial purposes.

Offered by: Air and Space Law

  • Restriction: Open to undergraduate students with the permission of the Associate Dean.
  • Terms
    • Winter 2015
  • Instructors
    • Ram S Jakhu

Description

The course will focus on the national regulatory frameworks governing space activities, particularly those that are carried out by private entities for commercial purposes. Specific topics include: rationale for government regulation; licensing requirements for launch activities, licensing requirements for satellites for telecommunications and remote sensing purposes; introduction of competition in domestic and international satellite telecommunication services as well as launch services; intellectual property rights under domestic laws; national export controls on space products, risk management; law and contracts related to satellite procurement, launch services, leasing of capacity, financing of space ventures, space insurance, as well as contractual relationship between space agencies and space industry, etc.

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Seminar: Yes
  • Maximum Enrolment: 30; limit of 8 undergraduate students (permission of Assistant Dean of Student Affairs required)
  • Teaching Hours: TBD
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Evaluation: refer to the most recent Course Offerings document found on the SAO's Current courses & registration information page, from which the latest exam schedules can also be downloaded.