On 30 July 2021, in collaboration with the Space Court Foundation, UNIDROIT organised a panel discussion on ‘Reimagining the Space Protocol: Examining the Cape Town Convention amid Emerging Space Activities’.
Over the last ten years, new and diverse space activities have emerged as viable businesses, including on-orbit manufacturing, space mining, and even life-extension of satellites. These new activities require high-value assets and equipment, so finance will play a key role in realising the next generation of space activities. This panel discussion explored asset-based financing as a tool NewSpace companies can use to further fuel the expansion of human space activities.
The discussion was moderated by Daniel Porras (Director of strategic partnerships and Communications at the Secure World Foundation) and featured interventions from Professor Anna Veneziano (Deputy Secretary-General at UNIDROIT), Christopher Hearsey (Space Court Foundation), Jack Wright Nelson (National University of Singapore), Neda Senturk (Dikici Law Istanbul), and Hamza Hameed (Legal Consultant at UNIDROIT).
-> Watch the panel discussion
-> Learn more about the Space Protocol