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Basic National Documents in relation with Space Law Laws and Policies

ARGENTINA-DOCUMENTS

  • National Decree No. 125/95: Establishment of the National Registry
    of Objects Launched into Outer Space, Buenos Aires, July 19, 1995
  • National Decree No. 995/91: Creation of the National Commission
    on Space Activities, Buenos Aires, May 28, 1991

AUSTRALIA-DOCUMENTS

  • Australia Space Activities Act 1998, No. 123
  • Australia Space Activities Regulations 2001; Statutory Rules No.
    186, April 30, 2004
  • Space activities (approved scientific or educational organizations)
    guidelines 2004, February 3, 2004
  • CASA: unmanned aircraft and rockets: rockets AC 101-2(0), July 2002
  • Australian Civil Aviation Safety Regulations, 1998 (CASR)
  • Maximum probable loss methodology, second edition, Department
    of Industry, Tourism and Resources, July 2002

AUSTRIA-DOCUMENTS

  • Austrian Federal Law on the Authorization of Space Activities
    and the Establishment of a National Space Registry (Austrian
    Outer Space Act; adopted by the National Council on Dec. 6,
    2011, entered into force on Dec. 28, 2011)

BELGIUM-DOCUMENTS

  • Law on the activities of launching, flight operations or guidance of
    space objects

BRAZIL-DOCUMENTS

  • Administrative Edict No. 27 of June 20, 2001; Brazilian Space
    Agency: Regulation on Procedures and on Definition of Necessary
    Requirements for the Request, Evaluation, Issuance, Follow-Up
    and Supervision of Licenses for Carrying Out Launching Space
    Activities on Brazilian Territory

CANADA-DOCUMENTS

  • Aeronautics Act, Chapter A-2, an act to authorize the control of
    aeronautics
  • Civil International Space Station Agreement Implementation Act,
    1999, c. 35
  • Canadian Space Agency Act, 1990, c. 13, an act to establish the
    Canadian Space Agency and to provide for other matters in relation to space
  • Canada’s claim against the U.S.S.R. arising out of the Cosmos 954 incident and the claim’s settlement: statement of claim, January 23, 1979; settlement of claim, April 2, 1981; protocol between the government of Canada and the government of the Union of Soviet
    Socialist Republics
  • Spar Aerospace Ltd. v. American Mobile Satellite Corp., [2002] 4 S.C.R. 205; June 11, 2002
  • Statutes of Canada, Chapter 38: Telecommunications Act
  • Regulation of space launch activities in Canada
  • The International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme Agreement
  • Canada-International COSPAS-SARSAT Programme Privileges and Immunities Order

CHILE-DOCUMENTS

  • Establishment of a Presidential Advisory Committee Known as the
    Chilean Space Agency, Supreme Decree No. 338, Santiago, July 17, 2001

PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA-DOCUMENTS

  • China’s space activities, 2003-2006
  • Regulations governing export control of military goods, October 22, 1997
  • Chinese Law: Registration, Launching and Licensing Space Objects, February 8, 2001
  • Measures for the Administration of Import and Export License for
    Dual-Use Items and Technologies, January 1, 2006
  • The Missiles and Missile-related Items and Technologies Export Control List, Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on Export Control of Missiles and Missile-related Items and
    Technologies, China’s Space Activities in 2006 (China’s Space White Paper 2006)

EUROPEAN UNION- DOCUMENTS

  • European Space Policy: Green Paper; 2003
  • European Space Policy: White Paper, November 2003
  • Communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament: European Space Policy; April 26, 2007
  • European Space Policy, February 13, 2008
  • Space Council Resolution on the European Space Policy; May 22, 2007
  • Council Conclusions and Draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, December 3, 2008
  • Charter of the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC)
  • EU Statement on “PAROS” and Draft Code of Conduct
  • Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009: Setting up a Community
    Regime for the Control of Exports, Transfer, Brokering, and Transit of Dual-use Items, May 5, 2009
  • European Union Export Controls

FRANCE-DOCUMENTS

  • Research Institution in Air and Space Matters and Law No. 61- 1382: Statute of the Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

GERMANY-DOCUMENTS

  • Law governing the transfer of responsibilities in space activities, German Space Agency
  • German Remote Sensing Law, November 23, 2007

HONG KONG-DOCUMENTS

  • Hong Kong Outer Space Ordinance

INDIA-DOCUMENTS

  • Remote Data Sensing Policy 2001
  • National space policy overview
  • SatCom policy
  • Space activities legal framework of India

IRELAND-DOCUMENTS

  • Irish Aviation Authority (rockets and small aircraft) Order 2000

ITALY-DOCUMENTS

  • Law 23, 25 January 1983 (in the Official Gazette 35, 5 February, 1983): Norms for the implementation for the Convention on International Liability for Damage caused by Space Objects, March 29, 1972

JAPAN-DOCUMENTS

  • Law Concerning the National Space Development Agency of Japan, Law No. 50 of June 23, 1969, as Amended
  • Law Concerning Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Law Number 161 of December 13, 2002
  • Policies and Procedures Regarding Satellite R&D/Procurement, June 15, 1990
  • Space Activities Commission: Fundamental Policy of Japan’s Space Activities, January 24, 1996
  • Basic Plan for Space Policy (June 2, 2009)

KOREA-DOCUMENTS

  • Space Exploitation Promotion Act, Law No. 7538
  • Space Liability Act, Law No. 8852 (Dec. 21, 2007)

NETHERLANDS-DOCUMENTS

  • Rules concerning space activities and the establishment of a registry of space objects (Space Activities Act) (2006)

NIGERIA-DOCUMENTS

  • National space policy and programmes

NORWAY-DOCUMENTS

  • Act on Launching Objects from Norwegian Territory etc. into Outer Space, No. 38, June 13, 1969
  • The Electronic Communications Act, As Amended January 15, 2008 Act No. 127 Relating to Broadcasting, As Amended June 2005
  • Reg. 2009-06-02 No. 580: Regulations Concerning General Authorisations for the Use of Radio Frequencies, June 2, 2009

RUSSIA-DOCUMENTS

  • Edict of the President of Russian Federation about the structure of management of space activity in the Russian Federation, February 25, 1992
  • Government of Russian Federation Resolution of May 15, 1995, N 468
  • No 104-Statute on licensing space operations, February 2, 1996
  • Decree No 422 “on measures to fulfil the Russian Federal Space Program and International Space Agreements” , government of the Russian Federation, April 12, 1996
  • Law of the Russian Federation “about space activity” , Decree No. 5663-1 of the Russian House of Soviets
  • Federal law on commercial space activity, April, 1997
  • Edict of the President of the Russian Federation No. 54 “on implementation of state policy in the field of rocket and space industry” , January 20, 1998
  • Statement of the Supreme Soviet of Russian Federation “on the priorities of space policy of Russian Federation” , resolution of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation No. 4879-1, April 27, 1993
  • Russian Presidential Edict No 2005: “on the organization of the further utilization of the Baikonur Cosmodrome in the interests of the Russian Federation’s Space Activity” (signed 24 October 1994)
  • Adoption of Regulation on Federal Space Agency, June 26, 2004
  • Russian Federation export controls

SOUTH AFRICA-DOCUMENTS

  • Space Affairs Act No. 84 of 1993, Assented to June 23, 1993
  • Space Affairs Amendment Act, 1995
  • Astronomy Geographic Advantage Act, 2007
  • South Africa National Space Agency Act 2008
  • National Space Policy, December 2008
  • South African Space Policy: The Domestic and International Regulatory and Strategic Frameworks for Space Activities

SPAIN-DOCUMENTS

  • Royal Decree No. 278/1995, February 24, 1995

SWEDEN-DOCUMENTS

  • Act on Space Activities (1982:963)
  • Decree on Space Activities (1982:1069)

UKRAINE-DOCUMENTS

  • Ordinance of the Supreme Soviet of Ukraine, on space activity, November 15, 1996
  • Ukrainian space activities regulations, 1998

UNITED KINGDOM- DOCUMENTS

  • Outer Space Act, 1986 Chapter 38, July 18, 1986
  • British Outer Space Act license application and guidelines
  • British Space Policy 2007

United States Documents

For public laws and other documents about space law.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Documents

INTERNATIONAL INTERDISCIPLINARY CONGRESS ON SPACE DEBRIS

  • Towards Long-term Sustainability of Space Activities: Overcoming the Challenges of Space Debris
  • Report of the Third Space Debris Congress

V. SPACE CONFERENCE OF THE AMERICAS

  • Santiago Declaration, Punta del Este Declaration

VI. PAROS (PREVENTION OF AN ARMS RACE IN OUTER SPACE)

  • Conference on Disarmament: Paper by Chinese and Russian Delegations

ICAO (INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION) DOCUMENTS

  • Concept of Sub-Orbital Flights Working Paper, International Civil Aviation Organization Council, 175th Session, May 30, 2005 (C-WP/12436)

INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION

  • Second Draft of a Model Law for National Space Legislation (2012)

European Space Agency (ESA) Documents

  • Towards a Space Agency for the European Union
  • European Space Policy
  • Communication from the Commission to the Council and the
    European Parliament

PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION

  • Optional Rules for Arbitration Disputes Relating to Outer Space Activities (effective Dec. 6, 2011)

Resources

See Also

  • Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
  • Space Law Treaties
  • Space Law Resolutions
  • Air, Space, and Communications legal resources
  • Space Law
  • Aviation Law In Space Law
  • Atmosphere and Space conventions
  • Air law and law of outer space
  • Outer Space Treaty

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