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11 Oct - 12 Oct 2021

Session information

Satellites business – hot topics: from licensing to space debris removal


Space Law Committee (Lead)


This session will discuss a variety of satellite business-related topics. These will include legal and regulatory issues regarding ‘Old Space’ applications - such as telecommunications and broadcasting satellites - and small satellite constellations, as they are being positioned in space by private companies, including Starlink and OneWeb. Further, this session will also discuss the regulatory framework for licensing and bringing satellites into use, and the legal and technical challenges of space debris removal, given that the number of objects in space already pose multiple risks.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Grace Nacimiento GvW Graf von Westphalen, Düsseldorf, Germany; Chair, Space Law Committee
Laurent Schummer Arendt & Medernach, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg; Programme Officer, Space Law Committee


Cecil Ameil SES, Brussels, Belgium
Luc Govaert European Space Agency ESA, Brussels, Belgium