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 2019
  • Instructors
    • There are no professors associated with this course for the 2018 academic year

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.