Air Space and Outer Space

  • Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)


The differences between the legal regimes applicable to air space and outer space are of a fundamental order: while Air Law is based on considerations of sovereignty, Space Law overtly forbids any form of national appropriation. Widely accepted treaties provided those rules, which can even be recognized as of a fundamental character to Air Law and Space Law. Therefore, the different standards contributed to the creation of two immiscible legal systems, which arguably succeed each other above the surface of the Earth, at a still to be determined altitude.


Celestial Body Space Object Outer Space Legal Regime National Sovereignty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Olavo de Oliveira Bittencourt Neto
    • 1
  1. 1.SantosBrazil

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