UK Space Conference 2017

Last week I attended the UK Space Conference in Manchester. The UK Space Conference is a biannual event that brings together the UK space sector (industry, academia, government etc). It has been growing consistently and this year there were approximately 1200 delegates. The conference also features a public exhibition that was also well attended (apparently […]

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Commons Science and Technology Select Committee Review of UK Draft Spaceflight Bill

  The Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology recently conducted an enquiry into the UK Draft Spaceflight Bill[1] and have now published a report on the subject. Unfortunately, this review process, which usually takes three to four months has been interrupted by the surprise general election called by Prime Minister Theresa May, meaning the […]

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Space Law at the UN

I spent the past week in a windowless room in Vienna, and had a really interesting and enjoyable time. I went as part of the SGAC delegation to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Legal Subcommittee (LSC). This was my third LSC, although my first as co-lead of the SGAC […]

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Space Law in the City of Light

This past Friday I had the good fortune to attend the ECSL[1] Practitioners’ Forum at ESA headquarters in Paris. This is the third Practitioners’ Forum I have attended and they have always proved interesting and informative. This year’s was on the ‘Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Mega-Constellations’. As the Forum is conducted under ‘Chatham House […]

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