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Part VI Commercial Uses of Outer Space and International Law, 24 International Responsibility and Liability of States for National Activities in Outer Space, Especially by Non-governmental Entities

From: Studies in International Space Law

Bin Cheng

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2022

Subject(s):
Outer space — Spacecraft, satellites, and space objects — Responsibility of states — Settlement of disputes — Jurisdiction of states, territoriality principle — Treaties, binding force — Treaties, application
International space law has come a long way since man first succeeded in penetrating into space in 1957. However, much of it has developed piecemeal, and some of the key treaties in this field were drawn up at the beginning of the space age when the pace of development in space technology and the use which might be made of outer space were relatively difficult to gauge, and when it was envisaged that probably for some time to come space activities would be undertaken primarily by State agencies, and that such activities would remain largely in the field of...
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