States and big companies have started their race to space. Elon Musk said: “We don’t want to be one of those single-planet species; we want to be a multi-planet species”. But are we ready to venture into space?
Space economy is developing fast. Many States have bet on it as a key factor to foster innovation and growth and create new opportunities for entrepreneurs. The current legal framework, however, is rather behind, definitely unfit to boost space activities, including the commercial ones.
The webinar on the topic "Space Economy. A Legal Framework" aims at examining the basic principles that govern activities in space. Starting from an historic standpoint, the lecturer will explain how the principles stated in international treaties have developed, also showing their current inefficiency.
More in detail, the webinar focuses on the issues concerning the "geostationary orbit", the principles of non-appropriation (in particular, is it possible to pull out minerals from celestial bodies for commercial purposes?) and the "trouble" of space debris.
The lecturer is Gregorio Salatino, an Italian lawyer and researcher in the field of economic law and international law, who works with several well-known incubators in Italy, providing assistance in corporate law (including corporate venture capital), drafting and negotiation of commercial agreements, litigation. He has recently started up a Space Law department.
The webinar has been arranged in collaboration with ESA BIC Turin, the Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) and the Italian Association of Master in Business Administration (AIMBA).
The webinar, free of charge, will be held online on February 10, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. (CET) in English language: registration and Zoom link are available on the official event page.