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Part IV Outer Space, Astronauts, and Space Objects, 18 Definitional Issues in Space Law: 'Space Objects', 'Astronauts', and Related Expressions

From: Studies in International Space Law

Bin Cheng

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 February 2023

Spacecraft, satellites, and space objects
Space law has grown up at an extremely fast rate in a very short time. Much of international space law has been developed through the United Nations, principally in the form of the five treaties that it has drafted and presented to States for their acceptance. These are the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies of 27 January 1967 (the Space Treaty), the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into...
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