1 Although outer space (‘space’) comprises all of the Universe beyond the airspace of our planet, international space law (‘space law’) applies only in those areas beyond Earth that are currently accessible to human activity. Accordingly, the geographic reach of space law is continuously expanding as astronauts and especially robotic spacecraft travel to new locations. For wherever any form of exploration and use of space is undertaken, whether within the vast vacuum of space or upon celestial bodies such as the Moon, other planets, moons, asteroids or comets, the...
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