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International treaties and national laws on management of space trash

For the worldbuilding of a story I'm currently writing, I am considering drafting a UN treaty on managing space trash (meaning derelict spacecraft and debris of such). So I have a few questions. First,...
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Testing our knowledge of Space Law. Which state would be liable if a Oneweb satellite collides with another satellite?

On June 27th, Oneweb launched another batch of 36 LEO satellites from Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia. The satellites separated from Soyuz at the altitude of ~400 km. Using their electric propulsion ...
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Who is the State of Registry for ALL the SpaceBEE satellites?

SpaceBEEs are tiny satellites engineered and exploited by the company Swarm Technologies. In 2018, it made headlines by sending 4 experimental satellites on a ride-share of the Indian rocket PSLV, ...
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What do non-NASA authorities do in regards to Planetary Protection?

From Planetary Protection is the practice of protecting solar system bodies from contamination by Earth life and protecting Earth from possible life forms that may be returned from ...
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Has there been identifiable tension against the Outer Space Treaty or other key treaties?

The Outer Space Treaty establishes a standard of international law in space. However, it contains a number of important provisions that seem very idealistic, and which might have been assented to ...
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Might ISRO's 2018-004 launch be at least a technical violation of the Outer Space Treaty by India?

The IEEE News article FCC Accuses Stealthy Startup of Launching Rogue Satellites as well as the question What checks are supposed to be carried out to prevent illegal satellite launches? address the ...
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What is the nature and purpose of the treaty that US (NASA) has signed with Australia?

From Australia and the United States sign historic space treaty: In Washington this morning the Turnbull Government signed a treaty with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), ...
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