This thesis explores firstly what factors led to private commercial suborbital flight regulation being placed on the agenda for decision-making within the international community and secondly who will govern the newly emerging private commercial suborbital flight industry. The paper introduces the issue of suborbital flight regulation at the international level by looking at the problem from the perspective of international relations through the pluralist and regime theories. The main part of the study looks at literature from experts in both the air and space regimes as well as gives a historical document analysis from international bodies involved in the issue. In the end this thesis advances the understanding of the issue of suborbital flight regulation and how it came to be discussed at the international level with a quick view toward the future of this international regulation for suborbital flights.
|School Location:||United States -- Missouri|
|Source:||MAI 55/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Political science, International law|
|Keywords:||Aerospce, International Organizations, Outer Space, Regulations, Suborbital Flights|
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