With space technologies providing new possibilities to humankind and rendering the uses of outer space accessible to more and more space actors, conflicting interests arise. Military uses of outer space, commercial exploitation of outer space, and private investment in space activities constitute only some of the realities that could give rise to potential conflicts. Conflicts not only in the traditional sense of the term but in its comprehensive meaning: those that emerge from a clash of interests between State and private space actors, those that result from the possibility of use of force in outer space, those that are a consequence of new space applications as well as those that stem from space governance ponderings.The purpose of this book is to explore all the potential conflicts in all segments of the uses of outer space and discuss the strength of the international regime that governs space activities to regulate emerging space uses as well as to discuss whether the way forward can be based on the traditional international space law regime or whether the need for new rules has yet arrived.
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