I'm currently thinking about the potential of manufacturing certain items (ZBLAN, Semiconductors, Organs, Drugs, etc.) in LEO and I want to know whether it would be possible/legal to design a cubesat that would de-orbit, survive reentry, and land on the ground/ocean using parachutes so that the materials manufactured inside would be retrievable.
Proposed mechanisms for de-orbit that I've seen include CubeSat DRS and a 1U add-on Drag Deorbit Device. There is also the Qarman CubeSat which was deployed about a year ago but I haven't been able to find the results of that mission so any information on that would be nice.
I'm particularly interested in the legal aspects of intentionally reentering a spacecraft into airspace and of retrieving a cubesat from the ground/ocean but I realize this is a space forum and not a legal forum so any help on how one could accomplish this would be greatly appreciated.