Archives for space exploration
After 50 years since the first Moon landing, the human presence in space is more active than ever, despite an apparent temporary retreat of human exploration missions to low Earth orbit. This paper puts the spotlight on the interplanetary probes, which in their space missions were used as reach places, where the human body will never be able to function. They gather data about the beginning of our solar system that help us better understand how our universe will evolve in the future.
This memo analyses the issues of sovereignty and jurisdiction in outer space. The first part briefly reviews the evolution of space exploration and why it became necessary to discuss sovereignty and jurisdiction in space. The second part examines the issues of sovereignty and jurisdiction in outer space as currently defined by international laws and treaties.