Space nations display a variety of legal frameworks to regulate their space activities. While historical space fairing nations have long developed space laws and regulations, more recent comers in the sector are progressively developing their own corpus. With the advent of new types of space activities, we are witnessing the emergence of more complexe and exhaustive legal documents. Indeed, developing a proper space regulatory framework has become a lever of attractiveness for space nations and facilitates their insertion in a dynamic and competitive market
Through the Space LegalTech, we are happy to share an interactive mapping of space laws and regulations globally. The below map allows you to select countries of interest and display all legal documents that constitute the legal framework in place for space activities in that given country. Just click on the "View details" button that pops ups on the bottom right corner of the map once you've selected a country. From international treaties to internal guidelines, but considering also space policies and strategies, we ambition to incorporate all relevant information on space legal frameworks.
You can also perform advanced research by using the filter located at the top of the map, looking at space activities, scopes of regulations or regulatory mechanisms at play to isolate countries that have within their legal framework a document that matches the category you are looking for.
Finally, you will find beneath our interactive map a list of countries where you can instantly access to their profile pages, with a per-country listing of space agencies, legal documents and spaceports located in th country.
The Space LegalTech is a constantly evolving platform and we are committed to providing the space and non-space community with the latest information regarding space laws and regulations. You can expect additional details and features to be added on a regular basis. Do not hesitate to inform us if you have any suggestions on future improvements of the platform or any latest development in the space sector that should be integrated to the platform.
These main space nations have been studied extensively and their licensing process has been summarized:
Elements of the space law of these nations has been collected:
No elements have (yet) been collected about these nations: