Past conferences and events

Symposium: The regulation of suborbital flights in the European context, Thursday 16 September 2010

The advent of sub-orbital private human spaceflight has created a need to draft specific legislation in the areas of responsibility, liability, safety, insurance, certification and more. The USA has taken the lead in this respect and has set up an extensive body of rules dealing with these issues since 2004, when SpaceShipOne started the new space race, for ‘space tourism’. Although the majority of these activities will take place within the USA, several plans related to sub-orbital space tourism also exist in some EU Member States. The symposium focused on the legal issues arising from this new era of human spaceflight by analyzing the perspectives of various stakeholders. The presentations are available on this website.