Studies in Space Policy

On-Orbit Servicing: Next Generation of Space Activities

Editors: Froehlich, Annette (Ed.)

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  • Explores the different approaches taken by various actors worldwide with a focus on sustainability and the use of outer space for the benefit of all
  • Identifies the most prominent aspects of OOS from legal and political standpoints
  • Focuses on emerging space nations
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This book shares a range of new and diverse insights on On-Orbit Servicing (OOS), and examines its implications especially from political, legal, economic, and security perspectives. OSS has been evolving rapidly and presents both challenges and opportunities, such as in-space repairs, refuelling, refurbishment of spacecraft and servicing satellites, which could play a critical role in extending satellite lifecycles, while also representing a valuable next step in debris mitigation.

At the same time, many legal questions have arisen in connection with OOS: the need to prevent hostile actions under the pretext of OSS; the distinction between governmental and non-governmental OOS operators; the status of re-worked and recycled space objects; the issue of control in terms of operations performed in orbit, i.e., in the international sphere; the status of objects manufactured in orbit and applicable law, including liability and registration; and the impacts on insurance law and risk management. Finally, the book examines the implications of OOS for emerging space actors in the Global South, and recommends a paradigm shift to help developing countries fully recognise the necessity and urgency of being involved in discussions on OSS, as opposed to leaving it up to the developed space actors. This book will be of great interest to practitioners, academics, and students working in the space sector and related fields.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
On-Orbit Servicing: Next Generation of Space Activities
Editors
  • Annette Froehlich
Series Title
Studies in Space Policy
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51559-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51559-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51558-4
Series ISSN
1868-5307
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 169
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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