Space Law in a Networked World


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Access to space technology has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Traditionally, access to space capabilities required dedicated receivers and significant investment. With the advent of new information technologies that incorporate and disseminate the benefits of space directly to users, access to space technology is no longer so exclusive. As the seamless delivery of space capabilities, from navigation and position to data flows, makes it difficult to distinguish space capabilities from other information infrastructures, legal structures developed to govern space technologies are being forced into contact with a variety of other legal structures.

Legal questions abound as new markets, innovative technologies, and increased data access emerge, and the lex specialis of space accommodates these trends. This book investigates how traditional space law is developing as space technology enters the daily lives of individuals everywhere.

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P.J. Blount, Ph.D. (Global Affairs, Rutgers University, 2016) is a Lecturer in Law at Cardiff University. He has published widely on both space law and cyberspace governance, including Reprogramming the World: Cyberspace and the Geography of Global Order (e-IR, 2019).
Professor Dr. Mahulena Hofmann is holder of the SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law at the University of Luxembourg and director of the Master Program in Space, Communication and Media Law. She also lectures international law at the Charles University in Prague. She is author of more than 100 articles and seven books, including an Introduction to Space Law published with Tanja Masson-Zwaan in 2019.

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1 A Network of Governance
  P.J. Blount

2 New Space Architectures – Connectivity and Cyber Security
  André Adelsbach, Thomas Schaefer, George Tountas

3 Cybersecurity Threats to Space: From Conception to the Aftermaths
  Sébastien Bonnart, Andrea Capurso, Antonio Carlo, Thea Flem Dethlefsen, Mclee Kerolle, Jonathan Lim, Aaron Pickard, Antonia Russo, and Laetitia Cesari Zarkan

4 Space Technology and Cybersecurity: Challenges and Technical Approaches for the Regulation of Large Constellations
  Rada Popova

5 Disruptions of Satellite Communications: Comparing Cyber Attacks and Harmful Interference for the Purposes of Legal Regulation
  Simona Spassova

6 Non-Geostationary Satellite Systems: New Rules of Bringing Them into Use and Phasing Their Deployment
  Elina Morozova

7 Software Certification as a Limit on Liability: The Case of CubeSat Operations
  Marco Crepaldi, Ross Horne, and Sjouke Mauw

8 Law and Policy of Data from Space: Satellite Navigation and Remote Sensing
  Leopold Mantl

9 Space in Clouds and Clouds in Space – Dealing with Massive Amounts of eo Data
  Ingo Baumann, Erik Pellander

10 EU Data Protection Considerations for the Space Sector
  Laura Keogh

11 The Regulation of the ‘Open Data’ Policy and Its Elements: The EU Copernicus Programme Legal Perspective
  Sandra Cabrera Alvarado


This book will be of interest to researchers and students interested in both space law and cyberspace law.
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