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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AExxx
Subject Title Introduction to Space Laws


Introduction to international law; Space law - UNCOPUOS and its sub-committees and treaty formulation, definition and delimitation of outer space; Sources of space law - UN treaties, principles and resolutions, and domestic space legislations; Other international agencies relevant to space law; Legal aspects of space activities - state responsibility for space activities, debris mitigation; Legal and policty aspects of space applications - SATCOM policy, remote sensing
data policy, position and navigation services, legal issues in satellite based services; Space Law relating to commercial space activities; Legal issues in emerging trends of space activities - Human space flight, tourism, resource utilization, small satellite constellations, IPR.

Text Books

1. FranciS LyaLL and Paul B. LarSen, ’Space Law - A treatise’, Ashgate publishing Limited, England 2009.
2. I. H. Ph. Uiederiks-Verschoor, . V. Kopal, ’An introduction to space law’ Kluwer Law International, 2008.
3. V.S Mani, S.Bhatt, V.Balakista Reddy, ’Recent trends in international space law and policy’ Asia Law house, 2016.


1. Frans von der Dunk, Fabio Tronchetti, ’ Handbook of space law’, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, UK, 2015.
2. R. Venkata Rao V. Gopalkrishnan, Kumar Abhijeet, ’Recent Developments in Space Law - Opportunities & Challenges’, Springer 2019.
3. Rahul Jairam Nikam, Tanja Masson Zwaan, V.Balakista Reddy, ’Space Activities and IPR Protection’, Asia Law House, 2013.