Space Policy, Law and the New Space Economy

LAW10027 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

27 Feb 23 - 28 May 23

4 Jul 23

Last self enrolment:
12 Mar 23

31 Mar 23

Last withdraw without fail:
14 Apr 23

Aims and objectives

The aims of this unit are to provide the student with a foundational understanding of the International & Domestic Legal frameworks relevant to space operations and research in Australia and a basic understanding of what factors shape current and future space activities.
Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
  •  Demonstrate a basic knowledge of International and Domestic legal frameworks applicable to Australian Space Operations
  • Appraise the legal challenges and locate relevant applicable legal and regulatory instruments related to space research and operations in Australia
  • Assess and explain the role of institutional stakeholders for space operations globally.
  • Apply intermediate level knowledge of practical legal aspects of space activities to describe effective ways to minimize project risks
  • Develop and evaluate solutions to relevant problems and challenges in the field of space research and operations