Space Law 101
October 5-6, 2022 | Online :: Central Time

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“LRA did a phenomenal job hosting a very timely course presented by a giant in the field of Space Law, Prof. Frans von der Dunk. Well done!” Attorney, Space Blawg

“Professor Von der Dunk is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. It was a pleasure to be in his class and made me want to get my LLM in Space Law!” Anonymous Attendee

This 1 ½ day introductory course to space law will be comprised of three modules.

The first module will provide a general overview of space law: what it is, how it has developed and what legal framework for activities in outer space it provides. It will focus on international space law, the seminal 1967 Outer Space Treaty, and the place and role within that context of private commercial space activities, which also includes the general role of national space legislation and licensing regimes in this context.

The second will zoom in on the specific law on launch and other space transportation activities, as the category of space activities is basically indispensable to any commercial activities in outer space itself. It will address both the relevant international law and some key national space law regimes, notably that of the United States.

The third module will then move to space mining as one of the most promising space sectors for future commercial operations, and address both the applicable international law and the international discussion on how this should be further developed, as well as the few instances where national legislative initiatives in this respect have already been taken.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review what space law is, how it works and what its impacts are on private commercial space activities
  • Analyze the substance of the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and some other key elements of international space law
  • Discuss how national space legislation implements and interprets international space law vis-à-vis private sector space activities
  • Evaluate the legal framework for space launch and other space transportation activities, both internationally and at the national US level
  • Examine the main legal parameters that commercial space launches and other space transportation activities will be confronted with and thereby prepare appropriate policies and other actions to maximize the opportunities for such activities
  • Discuss the status of international law regarding space mining and the current discussions on its further development
  • Interpret the few national laws that have already explicitly addressed commercial space mining
  • Analyze the main legal parameters that commercial space mining missions will be confronted with and thereby prepare appropriate policies and other actions to maximize the opportunities for such missions



LRA has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, LRA has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, LRA is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

LRA is authorized by IACET to offer 1.1 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

This course will use slide presentation, group discussions, as well as active participation.

Who Should Attend

  • Legal counsel, attorneys and legal advisors interested in space mining
  • Directors and upper-level managers of companies interested in space mining
  • National regulators of space activities


Wednesday, October 5, 2022 : Central Time

9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. :: Log In

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. :: Lunch Break

9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

General Overview of Space Law

  • Origins and nature of space law as a branch of international law
  • 1967 Outer Space Treaty: the main structural concepts – non-appropriation, freedom of space activities, State accountability for private sector activities, status of space objects, relationship to other international law
  • 1967 Outer Space Treaty & follow-on space treaties: the main substantive rules – benefit of all States, military activities, treatment of astronauts, registration of space objects, harmful interference, State responsibility and State liability
  • International telecommunications law relevant for space activities
  • International trade law relevant for space activities
  • General role and place of national space law and national licensing regimes in the context of international space law

The Law on Space Launch and Space Transportation Activities

  • Overview of the space launch and space transportation sectors
  • 1967 Outer Space Treaty, 1972 Liability Convention and 1975 Registration Convention: the main substantive rules for space launch and space transportation activities
  • Overview and general discussion of national space laws and national licensing regimes for space launch and space transportation activities
  • Detailed discussion of US space law and licensing regimes for space launch and space transportation activities

Thursday, October 6, 2022 : Central Time

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. :: Log In

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

The Law on Space Mining Activities

  • Overview of developments pertaining to future space mining activities
  • 1967 Outer Space Treaty and 1979 Moon Agreement: the discussion on the legitimacy of space mining
  • Discussion of US, Luxembourg and UAE space law and licensing regimes for space mining activities
  • Towards the future: bilateral arrangements and the Artemis Accords


Frans von der Dunk, Professor of Space Law, University of Nebraska College of Law & Director, Black Holes Consultancy in Space Law and Policy

Frans von der Dunk has taught and researched space law for over three decades and is generally recognized as one of the world’s leading space law experts. He has edited the first comprehensive Handbook of Space Law, as well as over two hundred other writings on space law. As a consultant, he has advised over a hundred clients – companies, space agencies, governments, and international organizations – in matters of space law and policy. He is one of the most frequently cited and interviewed experts on space law, has presented TEDx and PINC talks and has served as an anchor for several TV documentaries on space and space law.

Online Delivery

We will be using Microsoft Teams to facilitate your participation in the upcoming event. You do not need to have an existing Teams account in order to participate in the broadcast – the course will play in your browser and you will have the option of using a microphone to speak with the room and ask questions, or type any questions in via the chat window and our on-site representative will relay your question to the instructor.

  • You will receive a meeting invitation will include a link to join the meeting.
  • Separate meeting invitations will be sent for the morning and afternoon sessions of the course.
    • You will need to join the appropriate meeting at the appropriate time.
  • If you are using a microphone, please ensure that it is muted until such time as you need to ask a question.
  • The remote meeting connection will be open approximately 30 minutes before the start of the course. We encourage you to connect as early as possible in case you experience any unforeseen problems.


Please Note: This event is being conducted entirely online. All attendees will connect and attend from their computer, one connection per purchase. For details please see our FAQ

If you are unable to attend at the scheduled date and time, we make recordings available to all registrants for three business days after the event


Space Law 101

October 5-6, 2022 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 995.00 each

Volume pricing also available

Individual attendee tickets can be mixed with ticket packs for complete flexibility

Pack of 5 attendees - $ 3,980.00 (20% discount)
Pack of 10 attendees - $ 6,965.00 (30% discount)
Pack of 20 attendees - $ 11,940.00 (40% discount)

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the event. Cancellations must be received on or before September 02, 2022 in order to be refunded and will be subject to a US $195.00 processing fee per registrant. No refunds will be made after this date. Cancellations received after this date will create a credit of the tuition (less processing fee) good toward any other EUCI event. This credit will be good for six months from the cancellation date. In the event of non-attendance, all registration fees will be forfeited. In case of conference cancellation, EUCIs liability is limited to refund of the event registration fee only. For more information regarding administrative policies, such as complaints and refunds, please contact our offices at 303-770-8800