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Part VI Commercial Uses of Outer Space and International Law, 23 International Responsibility and Liability for Launch Activities

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: 08 February 2023

Spacecraft, satellites, and space objects — Air law and law of outer space — Responsibility of states — Civil liability
It was only in 1957 that Sputnik I succeeded in being the first object launched from this planet to reach outer space. Yet today the launching of objects into space, although not quite yet, promises soon to be almost a daily occurrence. Responsibility and liability for launch activities consequently deserve our close attention. In examining the problem of international responsibility and liability for launch activities, it is necessary to clarify the meaning of these different terms used, namely, international responsibility, international liability and launch...
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