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Responsibility, Liability, and Orbital Debris Mitigation Issues

  • Ram S. Jakhu
  • Joseph N. Pelton
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Abstract

As noted in  Chap. 1 the amount of space debris in Earth orbit has been increasing, particularly as a result of the intentional destruction of space objects and recent accidents. The most significant causes of new debris generation in recent years has been the collision of the Russian Cosmos 2251 and the Iridium 33 satellite, the missile destruction of a defunct Chinese meteorological satellite, and, most recently, the encounter between an Ecuadorian small satellite and space debris.

Keywords

Space Object Outer Space Small Satellite State Party Space Debris 
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© Springer New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ram S. Jakhu
    • 1
  • Joseph N. Pelton
    • 2
  1. 1.McGill University Faculty LawMontrealCanada
  2. 2.ArlingtonUSA

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