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Webinar – Space Law 101: An Introduction to Space Law

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September 21, 2012
10:00 am - 11:30 am


Online Webinar


American Bar Association

The term “space law” refers to the body of international and national laws and customs that govern human activities in outer space. For the last half century, most outer space operations have been conducted by government agencies. Now, however, we stand at the threshold of a new era in spaceflight. With the retirement of the space shuttle, private companies are preparing to assume many of the missions traditionally undertaken by governments and to open outer space to the general public. With these changes, space law will face many new challenges. This program will provide an introduction to space law and some of the issues that the space law community will need to address in the next decade and beyond.

The panelist will specifically discuss this topics:

  • The basic framework of international space law
  • FAA regulation of private launch and reentry and NOAA regulation of private Earth remote sensing
  • FCC regulation of commercial telecommunications
  • Legal risks associated with private spaceflight and how those risks are mitigated by federal and state laws, private contracts, and insurance

The faculty for the programme includes UM School of Law Professor & National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law Director, Professor Joanne Gabrynowicz.

More information about the webinar can be found here: http://apps.americanbar.org/cle/programs/t12asl1.html