10 Jul 2019
In June of this year, Professor Jack Beard co-taught a course entitled “Strategic Space Law” at the Adelaide University Law School in South Australia. Professor Beard is a recognized expert in international law, national security law, and space law. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Operations, together with professors from the University of Adelaide, the University of New South Wales-Canberra and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
The Strategic Space Law course examined the legal aspects of space security, globally and domestically. The content of the course ranged across the spectrum from peace to conflict and covered international law and some domestic law applicable to space situational awareness, sharing of technology, expertise and data, space launch, the space component of ballistic missile defense, space-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and means to counter these systems, space-based Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT), satellite communications, use of the radio-frequency spectrum and electronic warfare, counter-space operations and force application from space.
Here is a photo of some of the students in the course and faculty at the University of Adelaide Law School. Seated in the front row are: Professor and Dean Melissa de Zwart; the Attorney General and Deputy Premier of South Australia, Vickie Chapman, and; Professor Dale Stephens.