Space Law 101
- 1 hour on-demand video
- 5 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn about future business opportunities in space
- Understand the basics of space law
- Spot opportunities in asteroid mining
- Understand state laws that are favorable to space tourism
- A device to watch the video-lectures and take the quizzes.
This course covers the basics of space law and describes the business opportunities in outer space in developing areas in the context of international agreements, treaties, domestic law and even state law. The course in four lectures, covers in part one (two lectures), the development of space activities and the basic laws and regulations that regulate human activities in space. To think about business opportunities, the legal framework is discussed to provide a framework for developing opportunities. In part two (two lectures), the course explores the international asteroid defense program, the emergence of asteroid mining and the new space tourism business opportunity and how these are regulated. At the end of this course you will be able to assess where business opportunities are emerging and how to navigate the basics of space law. (Note: None of this course constitutes legal advice and you should consult your own attorney for any questions you may have.)
- Background in science, technology, engineering or law
- Anyone who wants to have an overview of the current opportunities in space
This course will give you the basics in space law and highlight current areas where development is taking place, like space tourism, asteroid mining and asteroid defense. After this short introduction, each of the four, approximately 15 min. lectures will be followed by a five-question quiz.
Space Law has been around longer than you may think, and decades of development of international law through treaties and United Nations Resolutions form the major body of Space Law which is discussed in the Basics, Lecture 2.
Lecture 5 discusses the exciting new venture in space, asteroid mining, where precious metals like platinum exist in quantities greater than the total platinum ever mined on earth! Companies are already working on this new venture and this lecture covers the international law that you should know if you are interested in asteroid mining.