Space Traffic Management (STM) – Legal Aspects

Małgorzata Polkowska, War Studies Academy (Poland)
2021 Polish Political Science Yearbook  
Space Traffic Management (STM) is a new concept referring to space activities. The highest priority is the safety and security of outer space and all conducted operations. There is no definition of STM. There is an urgent need to regulate STM providing safety and security regulations at the international, regional, and national levels. Because there is no STM definition, the regulator might use the example of existing regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization on Air Traffic
more » ... on on Air Traffic Management (ATM). European EUSST is a good example of being a "precursor" of STM. However, many questions are still open regarding specific regulations needed to create an STM system, such as at which level they should be made: globally, regionally, or nationally.
doi:10.15804/ppsy202103 fatcat:7jky4mxyvngwngzdmgp6jcr4um