Rathgeber, Wolfgang, Schrogl, Kai-Uwe, Williamson, Ray A. (Eds.)
2010, XII, 206 p.
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Formulates principles and recommendations for global action
Based on a conference organized at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in November 2008 in Vienna
As space applications become central to modern interaction, more and more entities are becoming involved in space activities. Consequently, strategies to establish the coordinated, ethically justifiable and sustainable conduct of space activities have to be found. Such an endeavour requires addressing current questions regarding the use of space, dealing with fair rules in orbit and discussing the way towards achieving truly global engagement on space security issues. The book outlines the current situation and identifies key challenges from the policy perspective. Taking this one step further, it also formulates principles and recommendations for global action. Nineteen eminent personalities from the space sector have united for this project, which is based on a conference organised at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in November 2008 in Vienna.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Space Activities - Space Debris - control - space - space activitiy - space policy
The general concepts of fairness and responsibility.- The general concepts of fairness and responsibility.- Fairness and responsibility in space activities.- Fairness and responsibility in space activities.- United Nations’ space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development.- United Nations’ space policy to preserve peace and sustainable development.- Current questions regarding fair and responsible use of space — summarising introduction.- Fair and responsible uses of space: a perspective from an emerging space country.- Peaceful uses of outer space vs. militarisation: a cost-benefit analysis.- The space debris environment and its impacts.- Space situational awareness: an overview.- Fair rules on orbit — summarising introduction.- Data transfer issues.- Cooperation within the UN system.- Current international space security initiatives.- Space traffic control: issues and options.- The concept of space traffic management as a basis for achieving the fair and equitable use of outer space.- Achieving global engagement — summarising introduction.- How to engage current and future space actors.- The role of international organisations for the fair and responsible use of space.- Youth contributions to the debate on space security.- Annex.- Annex.