International Conference on Security, Defense, and Outer Space, Budapest, May 9, 2023.

On May 9th, 2023, Gregorio Salatino delivered a speech at the "International Conference on Security, Defense, and Outer Space" held in Budapest.

His speech focused on the "Legal Aspects of Earth Observation for Security and Military Reasons". More in detail, Gregorio discussed the legal considerations of using satellites for (i) acquiring intelligence information and (ii) guiding missile attacks against targets on Earth.

The slides that Gregorio used during his speech are attached hereto.

The recording of the conference is available at the following link:

Gregorio Salatino's speech starts at 5:40:50 and ends at 6:04:35.

The webinar on the topic "Space Economy. A Legal Framework" aims at examining the basic principles that govern activities in space. Starting from an historic standpoint, the lecturer will explain how the principles stated in international treaties have developed, also showing their current inefficiency. More in detail, the webinar focuses on the issues concerning the "geostationary orbit", the principles of non-appropriation (in particular, is it possible to pull out minerals from celestial bodies for commercial purposes?) and the "trouble" of space debris. The event description and the link to join the webinar is available here: