LAWS5577 - Space Law, Satellites and Drones



This Unit provides a comprehensive introduction to three interrelated areas: (1) the international regime that relates to outer space and the moon, as well as national space governance regimes in case study countries relevant to Australia; (2) Satellite technology, its regulation and (non-military) use; and (3) the utilisation of drones, autonomous vehicles and remote sensing technologies by regulators and government agencies. Emphasis will be placed on non-military applications of these technologies, and the data and evidence that can be produced, for environmental monitoring, as well as surveillance of human activities. The overall goal is to provide students with a broad understanding of international law in the field, select national governance, and how these technologies can be used by governments and law enforcement agencies
Course period20/01/2024/01/20