The intention of this book is to fill the gap of knowledge about law and policy in the field of exploration and use of outer space, which is being carried out by the new independent States that appeared on the world map after the dissolution of the USSR. The focus is on the survey of state management of space activities, international space cooperation of the relevant countries, their national space legislations, etc. It will be informative and useful to experts in the field of space law and policy, as well as to all those who are planning or might already be involved in the implementation of space programs and projects together with post-Soviet States.
A collection of the most important legal documents is provided as an annex for further study and orientation, demonstrating the policies and national regulations of space activities in the post-Soviet States as well as the most significant agreements concluded within the framework of the CIS and the Eurasian Economic Community. These texts are provided in two languages, namely in English (as an unofficial translation) and in their original version.
Prof. Dr. Nataliia R. Malysheva is the Deputy Director of the International Space Law Center of Ukraine, holding the Chair of Space Law, Environmental Law and Land Law at the Volodymyr Koretsky Institute for State and Law. Professor of the Environmental Law, Space Law, International Law. Honored lawyer of Ukraine. Awarded by the President of Ukraine an Ukrainian State Prize for her contribution to national legal research and law-making process of Ukraine. A Full Member of the Ukrainian Academy of Legal Sciences, a Corresponding Member of the International Academy of Astronautics, Member of the International Institute of Space Law, Member of the Ukrainian delegation to the Legal Subcommittee of UN COPUOS. She has authored and edited about 500 publications; participated in drafting of several Ukrainian Laws and Regulations.