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Space Safety: Sustainability of Space Activities, Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Traffic Management
 
UN documents on long-term sustainability of outer space activities
UN documents on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and Space Weather Initiative
Documents on Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
Other documents
Books
Articles
Other useful readings
Useful links
 

 
UN documents on long-term sustainability of outer space activities

Working paper submitted by France: “Long-term sustainability of Outer Space Activities” (Agenda Item 14), 47th Session of the UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (2010)
UN A/AC.105/C.1/L.303

Supporting Document for the discussion on the new agenda item on Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities: “Long Term Sustainability of Space Activities: Preliminary reflections”, 47th Session of the UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (2010)
UN A/AC.105/C.1/2010/CRP.3

Working Paper concerning the work of the Working Group on the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities, 53rd Session of the UNCOPUOS (2010)
UN A/AC.105/L.277

UNCOPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee proposal for the inclusion of a new item on long-term sustainability of outer space (2009)
UN A/AC.105/L.274

Working Paper submitted by the UNCOPUOS chairman: “Future role and activities of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space” (Working Paper “Brachet”), 50th Session of the UNCOPUOS (2007)
UN A/AC.105/L.268  
 

 
UN documents on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and Space Weather Initiative

Reports received from member states on national and regional activities related to the International Space Weather Initiative, Add. 1 (2010)
UN A/AC.105/967/Add.1

Reports received from member states on national and regional activities related to the International Space Weather Initiative (2010)
UN A/AC.105/967

Information on research in the field of near-Earth objects carried out by Member States, international organizations and other entities (2009)
Note by the Secretariat (Germany, Italy, Japan, Myanmar, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and from the International Astronomical Union, the Space Generation Advisory Council and the Secure World Foundation)
UN A/AC.105/949

Information on research in the field of near-Earth objects carried out by Member States, international organizations and other entities (2008)
Note by the Secretariat (Germany, Japan, Committee on Space Research, International Astronautical Federation, International Astronomical Union, & Space Generation Advisory Council)
UN A/AC.105/926

Interim report of the Action Team on Near-Earth Objects (2007-2008): “Near-Earth objects”,
UN A/AC.105/C.1/L.295

Information on research in the field of near-Earth objects carried out by Member States, international organizations and other entities (2007) Note by the Secretariat (Germany, Japan, Poland, & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
UN A/AC.105/896
 
 

 
Documents on Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

Note by the UN Secretary: “National research on space debris, safety of space objects with nuclear power sources on board and problems relating to their collision with space debris”, Replies received from Member States, Addendum: Armenia, Spain, United Kingdom (2009)
UN A/AC.105/951/Add.1

Note by the UN Secretary: “National research on space debris, safety of space objects with nuclear power sources on board and problems relating to their collision with space debris”, Replies received from Member States: Germany, Italy, Japan, Myanmar, Poland, Thailand
UN A/AC.105/951

Recommendation 841 and Explanatory Memorandum of the Assembly of the Western European Union (WEU) on Space Situational Awareness (2009)

ESA Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Preparatory Programme Implementing Rules (2008)
ESA/C(2008)199.
 
 

 
Other documents

International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) position paper: “Cosmic Study on Space Traffic Management”

Minutes from IAA Commission V Meeting, Bremen, Germany (2003)
 
 

 
Books

C. CONTANT-JORGENSON, P. LALA, K.-U. SCHROGL
“Cosmic study on Space Traffic Management”
International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), 2006.

J. N. PELTON, R. S. JAKHU
“Space Safety Regulations and Standards”
Elsevier, 2011.
 
 

 
Articles

T. BEER
“The Specific Risks Associated with Collisions in Outer Space and the Return to Earth of Space Objects: The Legal Perspective”
Air and Space Law, Vol. 25, Issue 2, 2000, pp. 42-50.

A. C. CHARANIA, A. LUKASZCZYK
“Assessment of Recent NEO Response Strategies for the United Nations”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2009”, p. 456.

P. COLLINS
“Legal Considerations for Traffic Systems in Near-Earth Space”
In “Proceedings of the Thirty-First Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 1988”, pp.296-303.

P. COLLINS, T. WILLIAMS
“Towards Traffic Systems for Near-Earth Space”
In “Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 1986”, pp.161-170.

C. CONTANT-JORGENSON, P. LÁLA, K.-U. SCHROGL
“Status of the IAA Study Group on Traffic Management Rules for Space Operations”
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 61, Issues 7-8, 2007, pp. 644-647.

C. CONTANT-JORGENSON, P. LÁLA, K.-U. SCHROGL
“The IAA Cosmic Study on Space Traffic Management”
Space Policy, Vol. 22, Issue 4, 2006, pp. 283-288.

C. CONTANT-JORGENSON, P. LÁLA, K.-U. SCHROGL
“The Concept of “Space Traffic Management” and Future Space Regulations”
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. 241.

R. CROWTHER
“An International Policy Response to the Near Earth Object (NEO) Impact Threat”
In “Proceedings of the 4th Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law, Washington, D.C., United States, 2009”, AIAA, 2010, p. 554.

P. S. DEMPSEY, M. MINEIRO
“The ICAO’s Legal Authority to Regulate Aerospace Vehicles” In J. N. PELTON, R. M. JAKHU, “Space Safety Regulations and Standards” Elsevier, 2010, Chapter 19, pp. 245-256.

M. FERRAZZANI
“Preliminary Considerations on the European Preparatory Programme on Space Situational Awareness”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2010” (IAC- 2010 E7.3).

W. O. GLASCOU
“Supranational or Stateless Incorporation for Space Traffic Management and Control”
In “Proceedings of the Forty-Seventh Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2004”, Vol. 47, pp. 319-332.

V. IAVICOLI
“Missing an Important Opportunity to Improve the Safety for Humans and Protect the Space Environment”
In “Proceedings of the 3rd IASS Conference: Building a Safer Space Together, Rome, 21-13 October 2008”.

N. JASENTULIYANA
“Regulation of Space Salvage Operations: Possibilities for the Future”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 22, Issue 5, 1994.

N. L. JOHNSON
“Space Traffic Management: Concepts and Practices”
Space Policy, Vol. 20, Issue 2, 2004, pp. 79-85.

S. A. KAISER
“Space Security and Space Safety: Two Concepts to be Distinguished”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Third Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2010” (IAC-10.E7.3.1.).

S. A. KAISER
“Space Situational Awareness: Key to a New Space Security Architecture”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2009”, p. 171.

T. L. MASSON-ZWAAN
“Space Law and the Satellite Collision of 10 February 2009”
COSPAR Information Bulletin, Vol. 174, 2009, pp. 4-11.

M. MEJIA-KAISER
“Collision Course: 2009 Iridium-Cosmos Crash”
In “Proceedings of the Fifty-Second Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, 2009”, p. 274.

J. MONSERRAT FILHO
“Space Traffic Management: Comparative Institutional Aspects”
Revista Brasileira de Direito Aeronáutico e Espacial, N. 85, 2002.

J. MONSERRAT FILHO
“Which Institutions for Space Traffic Management?”
Space Policy, Vol. 18, Issue 3, 2002, pp. 179-182.

C. NOICHIM
“International Cooperation for Sustainable Space Development”
Journal of Space Law, Vol. 31, N. 2, 2005, pp. 315-338.

L. PEREK
“Rational Space Traffic Management”
ZLW, Year 2004, Issue 4.

A. F. dos SANTOS
“Sovereignty and Space Traffic Management”
Revista Brasileira de Direito Aeronáutico e Espacial, N. 87, 2004.

K.-U. SCHROGL, B. SCHMIDT-TEDD
“Human Spaceflight under a Future “Space Traffic Management” Regime”
In G. LAFFERRANDERIE, S. MARCHISIO (eds.), “The Astronauts and Rescue Agreement: Lessons Learned”, ESA/ECSL Publications, 2011.

K.-U. SCHROGL
“Regulations for future Space Traffic Control and Management” In J. N. PELTON, R. M. JAKHU, “Space Safety Regulations and Standards” Elsevier, 2010, Chapter 24, pp. 304-309.

K.-U. SCHROGL
“Space Traffic Management: The New Comprehensive Approach for Regulating the Use of Outer Space: Results from the 2006 IAA Cosmic Study”
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 62, Issues 2-3, 2008, pp. 272-276.
 
 

 
Other useful readings

P. D. ANZ-MEADOR
“International Guidelines for the Preservation of Space as a Unique Resource”

P. T. BOBROWSKY, H. RICKMAN
“Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach”
Springer, 2007.

H. CUKURTEPE, I. AKGUN
“Towards Space Traffic Management System”
Acta Astronautica, Vol. 65, Issues 5-6, 2009, pp. 870-878.

R. DALBELLO
“Commercial Efforts to Manage the Space Environment”
Disarmament Forum, N.4, 2009.

L. NARDON
“Space Situational Awareness and International Policy”
IFRI, 2007.

W. RATHGEBER
“Europe’s Way to Space Situational Awareness (SSA)”
ESPI Report, N. 10, 2008.
 
 

 
Useful links

ESA Space Environment website

ESA Space Situational Awareness website

European Asteroid Research Node (EARN) website

International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS)

International Astronomical Union website on Near-Earth Objects

International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF)

International Space Weather Initiative (ISWI) Programme

NASA Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazards website

NASA Near-Earth Objects Program

Near-Earth Objects Dynamic Site (NEODyS)

Secure World Foundation (SWF)

The Spaceguard Foundation (SGF)

UNCOPUOS Research in the Field of Near-Earth Objects (UNOOSA website)
 
 
Last update: 27 June 2011

 


 
 
 
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