National Space Activities: Modern Realities and Legal Challenges

Author:Vasyl Semenyaka
Position:Ph.D. in Law, Senior Researcher, V.M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law of NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Pages:91-100
Advanced Space Law, Volume 5, 2020 91
National Space Activities: Modern Realities
and Legal Challenges
Vasyl Semenyaka1
Ph.D. in Law, Senior Researcher, V.M. Koretsky Institute of State
and Law of NAS of Ukraine
(Kyiv, Ukraine)
E-mail: v.semenyaka@ukr.net
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1621-9694
Semenyaka, Vasyl (2020) National Space Activities: Modern Realities and Legal Challenges.
Advanced Space Law, Volume 5, 91-100. https://doi.org/10.29202/asl/2020/5/9
The article studies the current state of aairs in national space activities. The legal problems facing the
space industry at the present stage, the mechanism of their solution are analyzed. The author highlights the
crucial issue, which requires an immediate solution regarding the location of the launch site for domestic
space objects. The special role of the State in ensuring the legal conditions for the development of national
space activities, which should be carried out using good in law modern methods and means of public
regulation, is determined. Nowadays, the legislation of Ukraine on space activities requires signicant
changes and additions, taking into account the new space realities and instruments for the development
of public relations in the eld of space exploration and use. The author argues that a strategy for the
development of space activities in Ukraine, public administration of the space industry, as well as ensuring
its restructuring require a substantial rethinking and improvement. The relevance of the legal framework
for the creation and use of space defense and dual-use space technology in the interests of the national
security and defense sector is underlined. The author argues that the Concept of Ukrainian law reform
on space activities, including the legal rationale for choosing the optimal behavior model regarding the
solution of complex legal problems based on modern space-legal doctrine and practice of space relations,
should be developed.
Keywords: space law, space relations, space activity, launch site, launch vehicle, spacecraft.
Received: March 11, 2020; accepted: April 17, 2020
© Semenyaka, Vasyl, 2020

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