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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:11 am
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Post    Posted on: Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:09 am
The regulations at launch will be similar to regulations of normal plane launches.

And increasing altitude means increasing costs of regulation. Look at the wide oceans - regulations? Within 2oomile-zones - yes. But at greater distances on the oceans there are no regulations. Space itself is much wider than the oceans.

The example of oceans lets me remember the two teams planning sea launches - may be from the point of regualtion they have an advantage.



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Post    Posted on: Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:44 am
There are certain places where no one organisation, government or private can possibly regulate.

1) Is the middle of certain oceans where its every man for himself

2) Its space.


All regulations in space would have to be voluntary. However since nobodys in charge, it means we could bring in big guns and blast space ships which dont follow the rules, into tiny bits :D


In the end thats what it boils down to, who has the biggest guns. Just like claiming a bit of land on some asteroid or planet or moon or something, your gonna have to have enough guns to defend yourself, its the only way :)

Its just like back in the Very olden days :)


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Post    Posted on: Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:20 am
At the oceans outside the 200mile-zones on every ship the regulations are valid that are valid in the state the ship is registered or flagged in.

This should be adopted to spacecrafts etc. I think.

But you might have some ideas else - it would be interesting to know them.



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Post    Posted on: Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:56 pm
Yes, but those regulations only regulate what goes on inside the ship, how to deal with criminals that sort of thing. It still wouldn't regulate 'space' as a whole.

Because no earth government has the right to say what goes on in space, and untill the person with the biggest guns gets up there, its gonna be a free for all for quite some time. :)


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Post    Posted on: Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:22 pm
I just have been looking at the topic from a new point of view and take it as an opportunity to answer to your post after weeks, Dawa.

To me there seems to be no requirement to regulate space as a whole as long as it is not inhabited as a whole...

Today noone really knows to what degree launches, flights, spacecrafts, orbits, engines etc. are regulated because private space travels are much too young and far from maturing.

Noone knows - that means the government doesn't know too and the real degree of regulation might be detedted when the first civilian takes a launch, a space travel, a private space travel entrepreneur to court - the first civilian feeling disturbed or pained by the launch etc.

This might lead to an increase of regulation - until the public will detect general advantages of private space travels in the sense of reducing exhaustion of propellant, reducing travel times, providing economical growth and much more. If this way private spacel travels prove to be useful and at least become a necessary and important factor the degree of regulation will be reduced - perhaps to a level below than the actual and currently unknown regulation.

In short - the degree of regulation depends on the public recognized importance and use of private space travels I suppose.



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