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.

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For space-law / space economy enthusiasts, we are happy to announce that the German legal journal "Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht" has just released Gregorio Salatino's latest article on the topic "Space Economy - A Legal Framework" (Salatino, ZLW, 2022, 3, 417 ff.). This article, with some changes and additions, expands on a speech that Gregorio gave on February 10, 2022, at the webinar arranged in order to start-up the new space law department in our law firm. The webinar was arranged in collaboration with ESA BIC Turin, Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE) and AIMBA Associazione Italiana degli MBAs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank them once again for their support. Space law is entering a new era. Until recently only States were supposed to carry out space activities. But now private companies are taking the stage, thus enhancing the "space economy". The article deals with the main space law issues. If you want to read it, please contact us!