The Cape Town Convention: Its Application to Space Assets and Relation to the Law of Outer Space

Title

The Cape Town Convention: Its Application to Space Assets and Relation to the Law of Outer Space

Files

Description

The UNIDROIT Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment created a new international regime of secured finance applicable to aircraft and rolling stock that facilitates the financing of this equipment by, among other things, enabling lenders to create a readily enforceable security interest in the equipment. The Space Assets Protocol extends the benefits of the convention to satellites and other space assets. This book explains the operation of the convention in a manner that is useful both to lawyers engaged in satellite finance as well as to academics who desire to obtain a more complete understanding of this treaty. The book also explores the relationship between the convention and the existing body of space law.

ISBN

9004208919

Publication Date

2013

Publisher

Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Brill

Keywords

satellites, financing, Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment, space assets, treaties

Disciplines

Air and Space Law