Credits: 9

Learning objectives
The course is intended to provide basic knowledge on the following topics: a) laws regulating the space activities. b) complete the knowledge acquired in the courses of engineering with the deepening of the legal regulation of the aerospace activities. The content of the course takes into account the relevant change that the law regulating the space activities underwent since the first Treaty of the United Nations (1967). The course is divided into four modules. The first concerns the basic principles governing the aerospace activities; the second module concerns the rules applicable to space applications, particularly remote sensing and satellite navigation, launching and the international space station. The third module examines the main legal and institutional issues related to space activities in cooperation between European states (EU and ESA). Finally, the fourth module deals with the development of national legislation in the field of space activities, with reference to Italy, and in a comparative perspective.