Space Law and Policy


NASA image of SpaceX Launch


Space Law and Space Policy Services

Sa’id Mosteshar advises and represents clients engaged in space activities.  He has been involved in the development of space law for many years.   

Clients range from major aerospace corporations to satellite operators, governments and their agencies.

He has assisted governments in the formulation and implementation of their international obligations and regulatory oversight of space ventures.

He represents commercial and non-commercial organisations in the whole range of space operations:

Satellite construction and launch agreements

Regulation of remote sensing activities

Scientific research and production of materials in space

Financing space activity

Provision of security

Transfer of ownership in space objects

Insurance of space objects and activities

Areas of practice

Structuring space policies to meet national needs, within the international legal framework

Space policies of active States and their implications

Rights and obligations of States under international law

Implementation of international obligations in domestic laws, consistent with domestic policies

Licensing and authorisation of new space systems or activities

Licensing and authorisation regimes to meet national needs and laws consistent with international laws and best practices

Securing orbital positions and spectrum coordination under ITU rules

Satellite construction and launch agreements

Representation in courts, arbitrations, international bodies and forums



Sa’id has been an enthusiastic teacher throughout his career.  Most of his space law and policy teaching is now through ISPL, the London Institute of Space Policy and Law.   

Image Credit:  NASA

SpaceX Falcon 1.  SpaceX is developing a family of launch vehicles for missions to Earth orbit and beyond. SpaceX made history on Sept. 28, 2008, when its Falcon 1 became the first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to orbit Earth.  Image main_rpd_spaceX_1024-768.jpg.

Accessed on December 2013