Outer Space: Security and Legal Challenges

By: Dr G.S. Sachdeva

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Man has reached the final frontier and breached it too. Historically, the advent into outer space was a spin-off of military adventurism, yet it has laid bare myriad opportunities for scientific exploration, peaceful uses and excavation of natural resources. Each aspect offers great potential for the benefit of mankind and improvement in the quality of life.Till lately, most of the space activities were carried out within the public domain by military personnel. This trend has abated and private enterprise has entered the arena in a big way in telecommunications, broadcasting, remote-sensing and space travel. Many other fields, like gravity-free manufacturing, production of vaccines in a sterile environment, super-conductors in extreme cold ambience, and space hospitality are waiting in the wings to be exploited. The possibilities seem endless.Till lately, most of the space activities were carried out within the public domain by military personnel. This trend has abated and private enterprise has entered the arena in a big way in telecommunications, broadcasting, remote-sensing and space travel. Many other fields, like gravity-free manufacturing, production of vaccines in a sterile environment, super-conductors in extreme cold ambience, and space hospitality are waiting in the wings to be exploited. The possibilities seem endless.Commercialisation of outer space by private corporations has already begun and is galloping. But the existing law hardly provides an impetus to this trend – in fact, it is obstructive. Space Law has lagged behind technology and needs to keep in step to regulate activities in outer space for peace and commerce.Printed Pages: 258.

Title: Outer Space: Security and Legal Challenges

Author Name: Dr G.S. Sachdeva

Categories: India, Security Studies, Space,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, KW Publishers: 2010

ISBN: 9789380502281

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 104404

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