Efficient and equitable use of orbit by satellite systems: "Paper satellite" issues revisited

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Abstract

This article studies new version of "paper satellite" issues currently trying to be addressed mainly in the ITU and considers how the efficient and equitable use of geostationary satellite orbit could be ensured under the present international space law frameworks. First, the difficulty in resolving "papa satellite" problem is confirmed using the early example of Tongasat case. Then, The case of Zohrer-1 and Zoher-2 is explored as a leading case of present day "paper satellite" or even "phantom satellite" issue which takes advantage of some unclear provisions of Radio Regulations and the political settlement of radio interference problems. Concluding remarks involve a few recommendations to mitigate "paper satellite" problems which could involve other area of space law issues including the liability and space debris removal.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013
PublisherInternational Astronautical Federation, IAF
Pages11149-11155
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781629939094
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Jan 1
Event64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2013 Sep 232013 Sep 27

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
Volume14
ISSN (Print)0074-1795

Other

Other64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period13/9/2313/9/27

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Aoki, S. (2013). Efficient and equitable use of orbit by satellite systems: "Paper satellite" issues revisited. In 64th International Astronautical Congress 2013, IAC 2013 (pp. 11149-11155). (Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC; Vol. 14). International Astronautical Federation, IAF.