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    Title

    Legal Challenges Represented by Large Satellite Infrastructures and Constellations

    Description

    A relatively new trend in space activities involves the deployment of large infrastructures and constellations of satellites in Low Earth Orbit, leading to relevant international concerns, not only regarding space traffic management, but also the sustainability of the space environment. Such a distinctive technological initiative poses legal challenges as far as Space Law is concerned. For example, what forms of legal and regulatory frameworks are necessary to balance the interests of a particular State (financial, compliance with its international obligations, acting in the interests of other States, etc) with the demands of entrepreneurs? Should the governing legal regime encourage/discourage this evolution towards a multitude of space actors? What role does/should law have in facilitating the commercial possibilities offered by low-cost satellites? How should the relevant legal rules balance the risks associated with such technology and infrastructure with the need to further enhance the potential benefits that these systems may offer?

    Date

    2016-09-28

    Time

    14:45

    Room

    Salon de Eventos 6

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Prof. Steven Freeland, Western Sydney University, Australia;

    • Co-Chair: Mr. PJ Blount, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg ;

    • Rapporteur: Mr. Alexander Soucek, European Space Agency (ESA), The Netherlands;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    Ensuring sustainability of technology and the law

    15'

    confirmed

    Prof. Lesley Jane Smith

    Leuphana University of Lüneburg/Weber-Steinhaus & Smith

    Germany

    2

    NON-GSO FSS satellite systems – Tomorrow challenges for the ITU Radio Regulations

    15'

    no-show

    Mr. Yvon HENRI

    ITU

    Switzerland

    3

    the development and regulation of small satellites

    15'

    withdrawn

    Ms. Jilian Wang

    China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC)

    China

    4

    the necessity and feasibility of legal and regulatory frameworks for small satellites governance

    15'

    withdrawn

    Dr. Guoyu Wang

    Beijing Institute of technology(BIT)

    China

    5

    Bringing into use of frequency assignments for non-GSO constellations: new regulatory framework required

    15'

    confirmed

    Ms. Elina Morozova

    Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications

    Russian Federation

    6

    Black Market Launches of Small Satellites: A new Challenge for the Space Law Regime

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. George Anthony Long

    United States

    7

    Evolving operator “duty of care” for large satellite constellations

    15'

    withdrawn

    Mr. James Rendleman

    United States

    8

    Dealing with the Regulatory Vacuum in LEO: New Insurance Solutions for Small Satellites Constellations

    15'

    confirmed

    Ms. Neta Palkovitz

    ISIS- Innovative Solutions In Space B.V.

    The Netherlands

    9

    Legal Challenge ahead: How to avoid "Small Sat Wars"?

    15'

    withdrawn

    Ms. Ntorina Antoni

    Swiss Space Systems Holding SA

    Switzerland

    10

    Responsive, on-demand small satellite constellation launches from the stratosphere: an opportunity for the European lawmaker

    15'

    no-show

    Ms. Annelie Schoenmaker

    Spain

    11

    The Legal Dimensions of Cyber-conflict with regard to Large Satellite Infrastructures and Constellations

    15'

    confirmed

    Prof. Larry Martinez

    International Institute of Space Law (IISL)

    United States

    12

    Reimagining national regulatory approaches to third party liability insurance: Towards a single aggregated policy

    15'

    confirmed

    Mr. Edmond Boulle

    Satellite Applications Catapult

    United Kingdom