DOI :10.26650/PB/SS46PS01.2022.001.009   IUP :10.26650/PB/SS46PS01.2022.001.009    Tam Metin (PDF)

The Political Economy of Space Law: The Legal and Political Perspectives of Space Mining

Reşat Volkan Günel

Space Law and policy was previously under the strict government control. It is now open to the private sector and commercial enterprises worldwide in recent years. This trend is especially seen in the manufacturing and operation of communication satellites and in the field of launching services and it is also developing today in areas such as commercial space travel and private space bases. The issue of space mining is yet to be a realized and proven space activity. It is obvious that there are certain signs in this activity which will take place in the near future.


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