Property and mining rights for lunar mining operations in the absence of international consensus on the moon agreement

Ricky J. Lee*, Steven R. Freeland

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Abstract

The property and mining rights for lunar mining operations as provided by the space law treaties are discussed. Extraterrestrial resources cannot be developed without an adequate legal framework that is consistent with existing principles of space and international law. The space law provides that the space, including the celestial bodies, is free for exploration, use and exploitation by all states. The Moon Agreement provides that the Moon and other celestial bodies are not be subject to national appropriation by a claim of sovereignty.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 54th International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, the International Academy of Astronautics, and the International Institute of Space Law
Place of PublicationBremen, Germany
ISBN (Electronic)9781563476730
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event54th International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law - Bremen, Germany
Duration: 29 Sep 20033 Oct 2003

Conference

Conference54th International Astronautical Congress of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Institute of Space Law
CountryGermany
CityBremen
Period29/09/033/10/03

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