Rapp, Lucien, Topka, Maria and Mallowan, Lucas (2021) Which jurisdiction for private in-space assembled autonomous platforms? Space Policy, vol. 56 (n° 101413). pp. 2-13.

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This article builds a model for determining the law applicable to in-space assembled autonomous
platforms and the services they are likely to provide. It makes a comprehensive inventory of the new
challenges and emerging industry trends in the field of in-space assembly. It identifies some of the most
significant industrial projects, which are currently engaged or contemplated. It then examines the status
of such private platforms assembled in space in terms of both international rules and state jurisdiction. It
suggests an approach that distinguishes the service provided from the physical platform itself, which
would enable States to regulate service operation. The conclusion sets out a series of practical recommendations
that could be implemented at different levels.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: April 2021
Refereed: Yes
Place of Publication: Butterworth Scientific
Keywords (French): Espace, droit de la mer, Stations spatiales
Subjects: A- DROIT
A- DROIT > A3- Droit public
A- DROIT > A3- Droit public > 3-8- Droit public économique et des affaires
A- DROIT > A6- Droit international
A- DROIT > A6- Droit international > 6-2- Droit international public
Divisions: Institut du Droit de l'Espace, des Territoires, de la Culture et de la Communication (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2022 09:13
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2022 01:00
URI: https://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/44560
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