Guest Author: Advik Rijul Jha | The Non-Militarization of Space: The understated failure of space treaties

The infinite expanse of the sky above has always ignited the spark of human curiosity since time immemorial. The drive to discover what secrets the universe entails has only been growing stronger and more potent. This is reflected in the almost surreal rate at which humans have managed to develop the technologies required to explore …

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Asteroid Mining: The In’s, Outs’s, and Challenges of the New Space Economy

On October 13, 2023, NASA launched the Falcon Heavy, “the second-most powerful rocket currently in operation,” which is now en route to the Psyche asteroid located in the asteroid belt that separates Mars and Jupiter. This is a research mission first and foremost: Falcon Heavy will study Psyche, gaining insights into geology and the formation …

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Submit to the StarLaw Blog, Hello from the New Editor-In-Chief 

Welcome to the StarLaw Blog!   I’m Caylan, and I will be your StarLaw editor-in-chief for this year. I am also a member of the Global Space Law Center Research Council and on the board of the Space Law Society student organization. My personal research interests include FAA launch licensing, the Artemis Accords, and legal solutions …

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The Global Space Law Center Kicks Off a New Academic Year! 

The Global Space Law Center’s 2023/24 academic year is underway! See the dynamic new video highlighting how students can reach the stars through our new Certificate in Space Law!  Here are some recent GSLC highlights and new developments:  _____________________ The CSU Global Space Law Center  The sky is no longer the limit…

CSU College of Law’s Space Law Certificate

CSU College of Law’s Global Space Law Center is now offering a Certificate in Space Law! The space industry has experienced a transformative expansion with the development of reusable spacecraft, space tourism, space resource extraction, and other novel uses of space. At the same time, questions regarding the militarization, international cooperation, and environmental issues in …

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LEO: It’s Out of This World!

On March 31, the National Science and Technology Council released its plan for National Low Earth Orbit Research and Development Strategy. This fourteen-page document outlines their policy objectives. 1. Advance groundbreaking science and technology. 2. Strengthen U.S. Government collaboration and partnerships. 3. Promote market opportunities, innovation, and sustainability. 4. Expand international cooperation. 5. Stimulate science, …

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Artemis Theory of Warfare Publication Explores Militarization in Space

Prof. Mark J. Sundahl’s article on The Artemis Theory of Warfare was recently published in the Brown Journal of World Affairs. This article delves deeply into the threat of rapid militarization in space, while exploring the real-time benefits and consequences of actions taken by governmental and private actors.  In the face of this militarization, Sundahl …

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Remote Sensing in a Privatized Future

This past January, SkyFi announced its system to procure high-resolution satellite images to members of the general public. Many of us have seen satellite images of our neighborhoods from Google Earth; however, this technology goes a step further to allow consumers to buy images from a specific place and timeframe. Allowing the general public to …

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