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This index section presents a list of terms and concepts with relevant to the discussion on the field of international legal regulation most obviously applicable to space activities is the international law of outer space. The book examines the current international legal regimes in space law and environmental law in order to ascertain their applicability and efficacy in addressing environmental threats in the use of outer space. Outer space is the space upwards from the airspace (atmosphere) surrounding the Earth. The aim of the book is to examine: what the environmental problems related to space activities are; the relevance of the legal instruments currently available for regulating environmentally harmful space activities; and the potential for creating better mechanisms for the purpose of environmental management in this respect.

Keywords:international law; space activities



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