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International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) documents
Workshops and conferences
Books
Articles
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International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) documents

The Global Exploration Strategy: The Framework for Coordination (ISECG: ASI, BNSC, CNES, CNSA, CSA, CSIRO, DLR, ESA, ISRO, JAXA, KARI, NASA, NSAU, Roscosmos) (2007)

ISECG Terms of Reference

ISECG other documents and papers  
 

 
Other documents

Statement by the U.S. President Barak Obama on the New National Space Policy (2010)

NASA-OSTP Joint Statement on Space Exploration (2010)

U.S. President Bush Announces New Vision for Space Exploration Program - Fact Sheet: “A Renewed Spirit of Discovery” (2004)

UN Declaration on International Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for the Benefit and in the Interest of All States, Taking into Particular Account the Needs of Developing Countries (1996)
UN RES/51/122

Agreement Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation Concerning Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes (1992)

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Declaration of Principles Concerning Activities Following the Detection of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (1989)

Outer Space Treaty (1967)
UN RES 2222 (XXI)

Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space (1963)
UN RES 1962 (XVIII)
 
 

 
Workshops and conferences

ECSL-UNESCO/COMEST-ESA Legal Department-IDEST/University Paris XI Conference: “Legal and Ethical Aspects of Space Exploration”
House of UNESCO, Paris, France, 26-27 October 2006
 
 

 
Books

P. ACHILLEAS (ed.)
“Droit de l’espace : Télécommunication, observation, navigation, défense, exploration”
Editions Larcier, Paris, 2009.

M. N. ANDEM
“International Legal Problems in the Peaceful Exploration and Use of Outer Space”
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, 1992.

E. FASAN
“Relations with Alien Intelligences: The Scientific Basis of Metalaw”
Volkerrecht und Politik, Berlin, 1970.

L. D. SOLOMON
“The Privatization of Space Exploration: Business, Technology, Law and Policy”
Transaction Publishers, 2008.
 
 

 
Articles

J. ARNOULD
“De l’exploration à la colonisation: Quelques réflexions sur la conquête de l’espace par l’homme”
In “Legal and Ethical Framework for Astronauts in Space Sojourns: Proceedings of the ECSL/ESA/IDEST/UNESCO Symposium
House of UNESCO, Paris, 29 October 2004”, p. 44.

P. J. BLOUNT
“The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry”
Journal of Air Law and Commerce, Vol. 73, N. 4, 2008, pp. 705-722.

U. M. BOHLMANN
“The Need of a Legal Framework for Space Exploration”
In A. LUKASZCZYK, N. PETER, L. CODIGNOLA-BO, K.-U. SCHROGL, “Humans in Outer Space: Interdisciplinary Odysseys”, Springer, 2008.

U. M. BOHLMANN
“Legal Aspects of the “Space Exploration Initiative””
In M. BENKÖ, K.-U. SCHROGL (eds.), “Essential Air and Space Law 2 - Space Law: Current Problems and Perspectives for Future Regulation”, Eleven International Publishing, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2005, p. 215.

C. BRÜNNER, E. WALTER
“Rechtliche Aspekte der Erforschung des Weltraums”
In C. BRÜNNER, A. SOUCEK, E. WALTER (eds.), “Raumfahrt und Recht: Faszination Weltraum: Regeln zwischen Himmel und Erde”, Böhlau Verlag, 2007.

F. von der DUNK
“Reach for the Stars…as Long as Lawfully! - Legal Aspects of Planetary Exploration”
In “Proceedings of ISRO-IISL Space Law Conference: Bringing Space Benefits to the Asian Region”, 2006, pp. 5-21.

M. J. EGAN, J. HURTAK
“The Openness Principle in Multilateral Agreements for Space Exploration”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 35, N. 1, 2009.

M. FERRAZZANI
“How to Avoid Looming Complications for Future Missions and Exploration”
Presentation, COSPAR, Houston, 19 October 2002.

A. KERREST
“Exploration, Exploitation, Installation of a Station on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, Lessons Learned from Antarctica”
In G. LAFFERRANDERIE, S. MARCHISIO (eds.), “The Astronauts and Rescue Agreement: Lessons Learned”, ESA/ECSL Publications, 2011.

F. LYALL
“SETI and the Law: What If the Search Succeeds?”
Space Policy, Vol. 14, Issue 2, 1998, pp. 75-77.

T. L. MASSON-ZWAAN
“Lunar Exploration and Exploitation as a Special Case of Planetary Exploration: Legal Issues”
In “Proceedings of the ISRO-IISL Space Law Conference 2005”, Allied Publishers, 2006, p.23-32.

S. A. MIRMINA, D. J. Den HERDER
“Use of Nuclear Power Sources in the Exploration of Outer Space”
In “Proceedings of the Forty-Eight Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2005”, Vol. 48, 2006, pp. 131-148.

G. S. ROBINSON
“The Search for Biogenesis and the Lurch towards Space Law Secularism”
Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. XXXIV, 2009.

G. S. ROBINSON
“Space Law for Humankind, Transhumans and Post Humans: Is There a Need for a Unique Theory of Natural Law Principles?”
Annals of Air and Space Law, Vol. XXXIII, 2008. P. M. STERNS
“SETI and Space Law: Jurisprudential and Philosophical Considerations for Humankind in Relation to Extraterrestrial Life”
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 46, Issues 10-12, 2000, pp. 759-763.

K. M. WEIDAW
“A General Convention on Space Law: Legal Issues Encountered in Establishing Lunar and Martian Basis”
In “Proceedings of the Forty-Seventh Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2004”, Vol. 47, pp. 272-283.

K. WILLOCK
“Human Colonization/Exploration beyond Low-Earth Orbit: Reconsidering the Existing Law in Light of Safety Imperatives”
In “Proceedings of the Forty-Eight Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2005”, Vol. 48, pp. 121-130.
 
 

 
Other useful readings

“Vision for Space Exploration: February 2004”
NASA Publications, 2004.

I. J. DASH
“A Dictionary of Space Exploration”
OUP Oxford, 2005.

S. J. DICK
“NASA and the Search for Life in the Universe”
Endeavour, Vol. 30, Issues 2, 2006, pp. 71-75.

P. EHRENFREUND, C. MCKAY, J. RUMMEL, B. H. FOING, C. NEAL, T. L. MASSON-ZWANN, M. ANSDELL, N. PETER, J. ZARNECKI, S. MACKWELL, M. A. PERINO, L. BILLINGS, J. MANKINS, M. RACE
“Toward a Global Space Exploration Program: A Stepping Stone Approach”
COSPAR, Paris, 2010.

M. J. FOGG
“The Ethical Dimensions of Space Settlements”
Space Policy, Vol. 16, Issue 3, 2000, pp. 205-211.

T. HOGAN
“Lessons Learned from the Space Exploration Initiative”
News & Notes, NASA History Division, Vo. 24, N. 4, 2007.

T. HOGAN
“Mars Wars: The Rise and Fall of the Space Exploration Initiative”
The NASA History Series, NASA History Division, 2007 (NASA SP-2007-4410).

L.F. MARTINEZ
“Science in Service of Power: Space Exploration Initiatives as Catalysts for Regime Evolution”
Air and Space Law, Vol. 32, Issue 6, 2007, pp. 431-456.

M. MICHAUD
“Contact With Alien Civilizations: Our Hopes and Fears About Encountering Extraterrestrials”
Springer, 2006.

N. PETER
“Space Exploration 2025: Global Perspectives and Options for Europe”
ESPI Report, 14, 2009.

J. SECKBACH, J. CHELA-FLORES, T. OWEN, F. RAULIN
“Life in the Universe: From the Miller Experiment to the Search for Life on Other Worlds”
Springer, 2005.

G.VANE, J.N. GOSWAMI, L. ZELENYI, B. FOING
“Future Planetary Robotic Exploration: The Need for International Cooperation”
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), 2010.
 
 

 
Useful links

ESA Space Exploration Strategy

International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG)

NASA History Program Office website on Space Exploration Initiative (SEI)

SETI@home website

SETI Institute website

SETI League website

Space Frontier Foundation
 
 
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