International Spaceport Challenges


In this paper we will examine issues, challenges, technologies and other factors that feed the quest for the international cooperation required to initiate and sustain viable Earth-to-space and space-to-Earth commerce. The approach taken here is based on the proposition that the commercialization of space will follow the same path as terrestrial history, but with greater distance, [...]

A New European Spaceport – Law and Politics in Spain


The development and expansion of commercial human spaceflight requires legal and regulatory mechanisms to provide a robust framework under which commercial operators can fly paying participants. Currently, only the United States has specific national legislation to govern this new activity with the mandate to promote the industry. Spain, to the contrary, has neither a national [...]