Because exploring the way property rights and justice evolved in every culture around the world would take too much time, Alan is instead focusing on the practices in Ancient China, Ancient Greece, and Egypt.
Ancient Chinese Theories of Control
The Eloquent Peasant & Egyptian Justice
Ancient Egyptian Law
The Athenian Constitution
In the 1970s, telecommunications satellites being owned and operated entirely by private companies was still a relatively new phenomenon. The Communications Satellite Company argued that since it’s satellites were never in, or above California, they should not be subject to the state’s tax laws.
Communications Satellite Corp v. Franchise Tax Board
The European Space Agency’s list of Notable Space Law Cases
If you want to launch a satellite to orbit, you need permission from the government. Not only for the launch, but also a license for the radio broadcasts to and from the satellite, and also to register an orbit. What happens if permission is denied, and you launch anyway? A U.S. based startup, Swarm Technologies, may be about to find out.
FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites
Why Did Swarm Launch Its Rogue Satellites?
Swarm’s Initial FCC application
FCC Rejects Swarm’s Application
FCC “sets aside” Swarm’s application future launches
Liability versus Responsibility in Space Law
A grab bag of small stories from the last month: An award winning photograph of an atom, Space X’s Starlink satellites and faring recovery attempt, and more cool discoveries about exoplanets.
Single Atom in an Ion Trap
We attempt to answer a listener’s question about whether a one way trip to Mars could be considered assisted suicide, and we look at the rise and fall of Mars One, the originator of the one way trip to Mars.