The opening of space to exploration and use has had profound effects on society.
Remote sensing by satellite has improved meteorology, land use and the monitoring of the environment.
Satellite television immediately informs us visually of events in formerly remote locations, as well as providing many entertainment channels.
World telecommunication facilities have been revolutionised.
Global positioning has improved transport. This book examines the varied elements of public law that lie behind and regulate the use of space.
It also makes suggestions for the development and improvement of the law, particularly as private enterprise plays an increasing role in space.