India is a party to all space treaties developed by the United Nations (for Moon Agreement, India has signed but not ratified). Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is a member of the Interagency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC) participated by major space agencies. United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) can formulate and draft various treaties, conventions, and agreements that essentially became the corpus of International Law on outer space.
International space law applicable to the country involves National and International rules, guidelines, procedures, regulations, and treaties for governing all space-related activities. India is one of the leading world powers in space technology at present. Legal issues are important with respect to launch services, satellite telecommunication, satellite broadcasting, earth observation (Remote Sensing), satellite data processing and distribution, navigational systems, intellectual property rights, etc for the application of customary practices. Incorporation of Remote Sensing data policy, Satcom policy, telecom policy, mapping policy is visualized for Indian space activities.
Posted on March 13, 2022, 11:46 p.m.Read More →
The Outer Space Treaty or the ‘Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies’ is a treaty on which lies the basic foundation and legal framework of international space law. This article covers the basic objectives and the importance of the treaty.
Posted on March 3, 2021, 8:16 a.m.Read More →