Settling the Final Frontier: The ORBIS Lease and the Possibilities of Proprietary Communities in Space

Alexander W. Salter

The 1967 Outer Space Treaty forbids the extension of state territorial jurisdiction to outer space. Barring revision of this fundamental tenet of international space law, where should rules for human conduct in space come from, and what should they look like?

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