The growing expansion of commercial space operations will bring exciting opportunities for both the public and private sectors. And yet, conflicts will also emerge from these opportunities. Beyond recent dramatizations of commercial and political disputes in space, satellites already impact astronomy and science. The resolution of these present and future issues will depend on the application of domestic and international space law. Existing for more than 60 years, space law remains largely esoteric and arguably underdeveloped to adequately address the challenges of a space-faring world. This primer on space law will discuss its jurisdictional scope and conflicts; shed light on existing disputes and potential resolutions; highlight near and far term issues; and, outline a construct to help define the future of space for generations to come.
Charles Lee Mudd Jr., Founder & Principal, Mudd Law
Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder of Mudd Law, a firm focused on space law. Charles participated in United Nations conferences, testified in Washington, D.C., & lectured at universities in the U.S. & Russia. Charles is a founding member of the Internet Law Leadership Summit, a board member of NewSpace Chicago, and General Counsel for the International Dark-Sky Association.
Who Can Attend:
Open to anyone.