Chair: Associate Professor John Culton (Director, Andy Thomas Centre for Space Resources, University of Adelaide)
Presenters: Dr Andrew Cannon - The Essential Legal Architecture for Mining
Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs (Adelaide Law School) - Current and Emerging Space Law on Mining
Associate Professor Stephen Coleman (UNSW Canberra) - The Ethics of Space Mining
Asteroid mining is no longer the stuff of science fiction. The Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft landed back on earth at Woomera in South Australia December 2020, bringing materials from the asteroid Ryugu, and NASA has recently signed contracts with private companies for the purchase of moon rock which it will take delivery of on the moon. As technology marches forwards, is the law keeping up? Does the current and emerging legal regime take an ethical approach? This seminar will examine the legal and ethical aspects of space mining.