SPACE MINING


Can N.

8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Space Technologies (RAST), İstanbul, Turkey, 19 - 22 June 2017, pp.495-499 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.495-499

Abstract

At the 6th RAST conference in 2013 I have examined the legal regulations concerning the space mining. Two years later; on 25th of November 2015 the U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act; which gives the U.S. companies and citizens the right to own and sell natural resources that they mine from space. Following that Government of Luxembourg announced a (sic) 200 million fund for enticing asteroid mining companies. Therefore I would like the examine the legal aspect of space mining and also discuss the current issues.