International Responsibility and Liability for Launch Activities

Bin Cheng

in Studies in International Space Law

Published in print December 1997 | ISBN: 9780198257301
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681745 | DOI:
International Responsibility and Liability for Launch Activities

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It was only in 1957 that Sputnik I succeeded in being the first object launched from this planet to reach outer space. Yet today the launching of objects into space, although not quite yet, promises soon to be almost a daily occurrence. Responsibility and liability for launch activities consequently deserve close attention. In examining the problem of international responsibility and liability for launch activities, it is necessary to clarify the meaning of these different terms used, namely, international responsibility, international liability, and launch activities.

Keywords: international law; space law; international responsibility; international liability; launch activities

Chapter.  10391 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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