Fundamentals of Space Law and Policy


Presents and addresses key space law and policy issues for the benefit of wider informed audiences that wish to acquaint themselves with the fundamentals of the space law field. This brief analyzes in a concise manner the combined influence of space law and policy on international space activities. Read in conjunction with the other books in the Springer ‘Space Development’ series, it supports a broader understanding of the business, economics, engineering, legal, and procedural aspects of space activities. This book will also give the casual reader as well as experts in the field insight on present and future space law and policy trends, challenges and opportunities.

  • Springer New York; June 2013
  • ISBN 9781461478706
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  • Title: Fundamentals of Space Law and Policy
  • Author: Fabio Tronchetti
  • Imprint: Springer

About The Author

Dr. Fabio Tronchetti is Associate Professor at the School of Law of the Harbin Institute of Technology, People’s Republic of China, since September 2009. Before that, he was Lecturer and Academic Coordinator at the International Institute for Air and Space Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands. He holds a PhD in International Space Law (Leiden University) and an Advanced LL.M (Masters of Law) in International Relations (Bologna University, Italy). He has participated as a speaker in several international space law conferences and has published several articles in the fields of space law and policy and European Law. He is the author of the book “The Exploitation of Natural Resources of the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies – A Proposal for a Legal Regime” (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill, 2009). He is Member of the International Institute of Space Law, and his main areas of research are space law, European union law, and public international law.