Regulation blocks out stars for space mining

By Myles McCormick
Published: Tuesday, 23 February 2016

As space mining companies move closer to making extra-terrestrial mineral extraction a reality, questions of legal ownership are expected to be brought to the fore.

Legal frameworks for the mining of asteroids will have to be updated, to avoid complications and disputes over the extraction of materials in space in the future.

As a number of companies look beyond the earth’s atmosphere for potential mining opportunities, the necessity to have functioning legal treaties to govern the process...

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