Towards a Singaporean Space Act
Op-Ed: A case for modern space law and regulation in the city-state
Singapore’s space industry made the cover of The Business Times on 28 September 2019. “To infinity and beyond” read the headline, alongside a photoshopped-image of a Singaporean flag planted on the Moon.
But despite this grand image — and having 13 satellites in orbit — Singapore has neither a national space law nor a national space agency. So what are Singapore’s current space-related laws? Does Singapore need a Space Act? And what would it cover?
Read the full editorial here.
About the Author
Jack Wright Nelson (LinkedIn, Twitter) is an associate in the Singapore office of King & Wood Mallesons. Admitted to practice in both the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Victoria, Australia, he specialises in the international regulation of emerging technology, with a particular interest in the space industry. The views expressed here are his own, and not those of his firm or its clients.