Published on July 1, 2019

Session 6 - Legal and Policy

Given the sensitive nature of space science, especially in respect of (i) dual use technologies, (ii) the United Nations (UN) Treaties and Conventions, and (iii) national space law that is needed to govern the peaceful use of outer space; legal and policy considerations must be given to these important factors. Emerging countries are not necessarily familiar with this domain and these can easily be ignored in the establishment phase of national space programs.