8:30 – 9:00 Keynote Speaker: Robert S. Kovac, Managing Director of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (confirmed)
9:00 – 10:00 Procurement Contracts
Moderator, J. Charles Dickey, General Counsel, Human Space Flight, Commercial Launch Services, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (confirmed)
This panel will address the underlying checks and balances inherent in federal procurement law, including key differences with other forms of agreement, in light of evolving United States space policy. In that context, the panel will focus on key contract terms affecting third party liability and indemnity, intellectual property, cost and technical oversight, and selection of contract type.
Speakers: Harry J. Batey, Assistant Chief Counsel, Procurement Law, NASA, Kennedy Space Center (confirmed)
James DeNapoli, Assistant General Counsel, United Launch Alliance (confirmed)
David A. Bolton, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel ATK Aerospace Group (confirmed)
10:00 – 11:00 Space Act Agreements
Moderator, Mike Gold, Director of D.C. Operations & Business Growth, Bigelow Aerospace (confirmed)
This panel will explore the use of Space Act Agreements with a focus on how these unique legal vehicles have been a critical part of NASA’s innovative commercial crew program. Panelists will discuss the history, strengths and weaknesses of Space Act Agreements, and address recent controversies over when and how Space Act Agreements should be utilized.
Speakers: Tim Hughes, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Space Exploration Technologies (confirmed)
Robert Millman, General Counsel, Blue OriginBlue Origin (confirmed)
Courtney Graham, Associate General Counsel for the Commercial and Intellectual Property Law Practice Group, NASA (confirmed)
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30 Private Contracts
Moderator, William L. Warren, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, GeoEye, Inc. (confirmed)
This panel addresses the growing use of space based technologies for private industry and other non-governmental uses. Discussion will focus on specific issues that should be considered in contracting for private clients such as how to make, enter into and facilitate contracts for space related activities from the perspective of both service providers and customers.
Speakers: Elizabeth H. Evans, Partner, Jones Day (confirmed)
Moderator, Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney for Commercial Space Transportation, Office of the Chief Counsel, FAA (confirmed)
This panel addresses licensing issues related to commercial space activities. The panelists will address launch and reentry, telecommunications, remote sensing and technology transfer.
Speakers: Glenn Tallia, Section Chief, Weather, Satellite and Research Section National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of General Counsel (confirmed)
Karl Kensinger, Associate Chief, Satellite Division, FCC International Bureau (confirmed)
Franceska Schroeder, Franceska Schroeder, Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C. (confirmed)
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 4:15 Space Insurance Contracts
Moderator, Pamela Meredith, Chair, Space Law Practice Group Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P. (confirmed)
This panel addresses various types of space insurance contracts, the space insurance market, the satellite insurance broker’s role, insurance cycles and premium, broker manuscript policies and key terms, and claims handling and settlement. Speakers include a space insurance underwriter; a space insurance broker; and a satellite operator (policy holder) lawyer handling insurance policies and/or risk manager.
Speakers: Mark Quinn, Senior VP & Americas Practice Leader, Willis Inspace (confirmed)
Jeff Cassidy, President and COO, Global Aerospace (confirmed)
Sean Fleming, Senior Counsel, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (confirmed)
John Cozzi, Executive Vice President, Aon ISB, (confirmed)
4:15 – 5:15 Space Law Practice Groups
Moderator, Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Prof. and Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law University of Mississippi School of Law
This panel addresses the increasing number of law firms that have established space law practice groups throughout the U.S. The purpose of the panel will be to discuss what a space law practice group is, how it is managed, and why the panelists’ firms thought it was important enough to establish one.
Speakers: Fish and Richardson, Franceska O. Schroeder, Principal, (confirmed)
Holland and Hart, Janna J. Lewis, Technology Transactions Attorney (confirmed)
Jones Day, Giovanna Cinelli, Partner and Delbert D. Smith, Senior Telecommunications Counsel (confirmed)
Sherman & Howard L.L.C., Milton (“Skip”) Smith Co-Chair, Space Law Practice Group (confirmed)
Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger, L.L.P., Pamela L. Meredith, Chair, Space Law Practice Group (confirmed)
5:15 PM Adjourn
Reception: Jones Day Roof Top
Prof. Joanne Gabrynowicz
National Center for Remote
Sensing, Air, and Space LawForum Chair
The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law The Journal of Space Law and the International Institute of Space Law Present The 6th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law
A Comparative Look at National Space Laws and Their International Implications Cosmos Club, Washington D.C. December 1, 20118:30 AM – 4:30 PM
We have added new features and new content to make Res Communis an even more valuable resource for the aerospace law community.
New content features are:
Geospatial law has been added to capture the ever-growing body of law related to location based data and information. Remote sensing law continues to be an important and robust category in Res Communis. It is now placed under the broader “geospatial” category to allow the capture of a broader range of related information.
Cyber has been added as a completely new category. Here, we have taken a cue from the defense establishments in a number of developed and developing nations that are working on what they think “cyber” means. It is an evolving concept that requires further development but, for now, it has been identified as a fifth domain following the domains of land, sea, air, and space. As we find reliable information that is related to the domains of air, space, and cyber, we will post it on Res Communis.
New organizational features are:
Res Communis and the NCRSASL website is more integrated making it easier to navigate between them.
Targeted pages that allow the user to immediately access subjects of interest without having to scroll though unrelated material.
Targeted RSS feeds that allow the user to receive only the subjects of interest without receiving unrelated material.
The information provided in the survey lists in chronological order the summarized statements and declarations that each Nation – State or nongovernmental organization made to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Legal Subcommittee during the drafting years. The legal questions raised in these records of negotiation concerning Article IX began with “principle 6” of the Soviet Proposal for a Declaration of the Basic Principles Governing the Activities of States pertaining to the Exploration and Use of Outer Space in early 1962. This proposed principle evolved into “Principle 6” of the Declaration of Legal Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space unanimously adopted by the General Assembly in 1963. Further negotiations in the Legal Subcommittee led to early elements of the principle being contained in “Article VIII” of the revised Soviet Draft Treaty Governing the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, The Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, and “Article 10” of the U.S. Draft Treaty Governing the Exploration of the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, submitted in 1966. Eventually these draft articles were consolidated by the Legal Working Group L.9 and adopted, thus establishing Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty.
The National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law is pleased to make available, without charge, Space Law; Selected Documents 2010, Vols. 1 and 2. Volume 1 includes national space law documents and Volume 2 includes international space law documents.They are a compilation of space law documents from the year 2010 that were gathered primarily from postings placed on Res Communis from 1 January through 31 December 2010. The postings are supplemented with materials from other sources that were also published in 2010 . The compilation is a special supplement to the Journal of Space Law, the world’s oldest law review dedicated to space law. The Journal of Space Law, beginning with the first volume, is available on line throughHeinOnLine.
Volume 37 No. 1 of the JOURNAL OF SPACE LAW is dedicated to the historic enactment of Title 51 of the United States Code: National and Commercial Space Programs. Title 51 is the positive law codification of all U.S. national space law promulgated since 1958. It is the intention of the JOURNAL OF SPACE LAW to serve the space law community by making this dedicated issue a complete reference work for Title 51. For this reason, the JOURNAL OF SPACE LAW is, for the first time, making an entire volume available at the time of its publication at no cost. To learn more about the volume’s contents, please read the Foreword. The entire volume may be downloaded at the Journal website.