International Institute of Space Law


Luxembourg Completing its Space Legislation

Keywords Luxembourg, Space Legislation, Material Law, Sustainability, International Law
Authors Mahulena Hofmann
Author's information

Mahulena Hofmann
SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law, University of Luxembourg; Charles University Prague.
  • Abstract

      On 1 January 2021, the general Space Law of Luxembourg entered into force. It complemented the 2017 Law on Space Resources by an authorization regime applicable to the remaining space activities under Luxembourg’s jurisdiction. However, the original law serving for authorizing space telecommunication, the 1991 Law on Electronic Media, has not been abolished and may be relevant for some space projects. Additionally, the new laws provide that the authorizations obtained on their basis do “not exempt the operator from the need to obtain other approvals or authorizations” required for their activities (Article 17 of the 2017 Law, Article 5 para 2 of the 2020 Law).

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