Space Regulations Library

Law and Regulation of Commercial Mining of Minerals in Outer Space

Authors: Lee, Ricky

  • First multidisciplinary approach to the discussion on regulating commercial space mining
  • Detailed analysis of the economic, technical and physical feasibility of commercial space mining
  • Proposes a new regulatory regime based on balancing policy interests within existing treaty frameworks
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About this book

This monograph addresses the legal and policy issues relating to the commercial exploitation of natural resources in outer space. It begins by establishing the economic necessity and technical feasibility of space mining today, an estimate of the financial commitments required, followed by a risk analysis of a commercial mining venture in space, identifying the economic and legal risks. This leads to the recognition that the legal risks must be minimised to enable such projects to be financed. This is followed by a discussion of the principles of international space law, particularly dealing with state responsibility and international liability, as well as some of the issues arising from space mining activities. Much detail is devoted to the analysis of the content of the common heritage of mankind doctrine. The monograph then attempts to balance such interests in creating a legal and policy compromise to create a new regulatory regime.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction and Overview

    Lee, Ricky J.

    Pages 1-20

  • Economic and Technical Prospects of Mining on Celestial Bodies

    Lee, Ricky J.

    Pages 21-94

  • State Responsibility and Liability for Compliance with International Space Law

    Lee, Ricky J.

    Pages 95-151

  • Rights and Duties in the Commercial Exploration and Extraction of Mineral Resources on Celestial Bodies

    Lee, Ricky J.

    Pages 153-202

  • Exploitation Rights: Evolving from the “Province of Mankind” to the “Common Heritage of Mankind”

    Lee, Ricky J.

    Pages 203-271

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2039-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2038-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8136-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Law and Regulation of Commercial Mining of Minerals in Outer Space
Authors
Series Title
Space Regulations Library
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2039-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2039-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2038-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8136-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 372
Topics