International Space Laws and Policy
With an increasing number of launches of satellites and space shuttles, space exploration has led to stiff competition among the countries. It has become a mark of a country’s scientific and technological development. The heavy reliance on the usage of satellites, for television radio, banking, communications, transport, agriculture, mining, and especially for modern military services has its possible dangers. Those satellites are under increasing threat from pieces of space debris and increasing harmful radio interference. Some States already possess means of destroying or disrupting satellites and other States have plans to develop those capabilities. Thus, space has become a key element in global security. A conflict in space could have devastating implications for the space systems of all nations and the civilization on Earth. Consequently, space law emerged as a branch of international law, promoting cooperation and peaceful usage of outer space for mankind.
The Course broadly includes discussion on:
- United Nations Treaties and Principles on Outer Space;
- Protection of Astronauts and Space Objects;
- Commercial Use of Outer Space; and
- Military Use of Outer Space.
Upon successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
- Demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge of the key principles, rules, and institutions relating to space law.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the key international treaties relating to outer space and their legal status in international law.
- Analyze the key rules and policy issues relating to space objects, commercial use of outer space, and the use of outer space for military purposes.
- Critically evaluate the current status and effectiveness of the key treaties, rules, and institutions of international space law.
The course provides a unique opportunity for lawyers and professionals in international relations, government, defense services, international organizations, law firms, consulting firms, and industries around the world to study space law. The Course is beneficial to:
- Lawyers from government departments and international organizations
- Military lawyers
- Public policy practitioners/scholars
- Commercial lawyers
- Aspiring law students (aspiring to study law or law students aspiring to employment in this field)
- Non-lawyers in space-related private or public sector roles
Jobs & Career Opportunities:
These are the career options or departments for which students opt for.
Important information about this Online Course:
- Astronomy: Their job is to study outer space — galaxies, solar systems, stars, black holes, planets, etc.
- Astronauts: These are the people who actually get to go to outer space and explore it.
- Space Technology: They deal with spacecraft, satellites, space stations, support infrastructure equipment, various procedures as well as space warfare.
- Engineering: They are the engineers who make the backbone of space exploration. They design spacecraft, launch vehicles, space stations, satellites and more. There’s immense scope in fields like aerospace, robotics (think Mars rovers!), computer engineering, material sciences, as well as mechanical and telecom engineering.
- Space Research/Academics: Space research involves people from different fields. Sample this — astrophysicists (astronomers who study celestial objects and how they interact with other space bodies), biologists (research how spaceflight affects those living in a spacecraft or the space station), biochemists and biophysicists (look into the chemical and physical aspects of all things and their biological actions), geoscientists (study & analyse the physical nature of the Earth), astrobiologists (research life as it exists on Earth to learn about life that may exist on other planets) are all examples of space scientists.
- Space Law: It is the body of law governing space-related activities. It comprises a wide range of agreements, conventions, treaties, and regulations of international organisations.
- Space Tourism: A growing number of businesses are vying to get a pie of the budding space tourism industry. Some big players engaged and hiring in this field are Virgin Galactic, SpaceX, Blue Origin, Orion, Orion Span (Space Hotel) and Boeing.
- Space Architecture: They are space architects who study and practice of designing and constructing inhabitable environments in outer space. There are plans to have space hotels in the not-too-distant future!
- Space Medicine/Psychology: It is the practice of medicine for astronauts in outer space. A large part of it involves mitigating the physiological changes caused by weightlessness as well as psychological issues.
- Maximum Duration to complete the Course: 2-Months
- Course Fees: Rs. 8,000/- (Payment through Credit & Debit Cards, Cheque, Demand Draft, Cash, Wire Transfer – NEFT, PAYTM)
- Online Evaluation Method: Based on “Multiple Choice Question (MCQs)” and an “Assignment Submission” of 500 words.
- The score of the online examination will be taken as the final result and Grade will be assigned as per the following scheme: Grade A – 80-100, Grade B – 65-79, Grade C – 50-64, Reattempt – Below 50
- Next Batch: Each IALM course starts immediately after payment. Students can register online for the course at any time. Upon payment of fees and registration, the present Course will start immediately.
- Course Material: An IALM copyrighted e-compendium of all the modules will be given FREE upon successful completion of the course.