Space business tends to be concentrated in a few key markets. But technological improvements are leading to geographic diversification. Other countries are starting to play…
There is much buzz in the news nowadays about sustainability in low Earth orbit (LEO). With the rise of megaconstellations, fears of space debris and…View More How should we sustainably govern low Earth orbit?
Forward contamination, meaning infecting other parts of the Solar System with life from Earth – how big a deal is it? Science fiction has long…View More How big a deal is forward contamination of other planets?
There is growing concern about the militarization of space. Oftentimes, discussions about this topic focus on the larger space powers – the United States, Russia,…View More How should Australia respond to space militarization?
There is renewed interest nowadays in space mining. There was similar interest in space mining during the Cold War, when international agreements were developed to…View More How do international laws regulate space mining?
Australia played a central role in space exploration in the early years of the Space Age. Some argue there has been a lull since then…View More How should Australia participate in space exploration?
Visual art inspires engagement with the cosmos. Science fiction writing is equally motivating. Graphic novels, a combination of both art forms, draw on the strengths…View More How do you create a graphic novel set in a dystopian future?
Space militarization is a pressing issue. If military conflicts occur in space, this could hinder space exploration. It could worsen life back here on Earth.…View More How can space law address space militarization?
As humans expand off-planet, which laws will govern their activities? Space law is a diverse field and is still largely underdeveloped. There are many areas…View More How do law and space meet?
Cubesats are becoming more common. In low Earth orbit, they are becoming so prevalent that concerns are arising about space debris and interference with Earth-based…View More How are cubesats advancing astrophysics?
The Moon Treaty was designed to regulate various space activities, including resource utilization. The Moon Treaty, however, is of questionable use – it has few…View More What is the Moon Treaty and is it still useful?