Space nations

Space nations display a variety of legal frameworks to regulate their space activities. While historical space fairing nations have long developed space laws and regulations, more recent comers in the sector are progressively developing their own corpus. With the advent of new types of space activities, we are witnessing the emergence of more complexe and exhaustive legal documents. Indeed, developing a proper space regulatory framework has become a lever of attractiveness for space nations and facilitates their insertion in a dynamic and competitive market

Through the Space LegalTech, we are happy to share an interactive mapping of space laws and regulations globally. The below map allows you to select countries of interest and display all legal documents that constitute the legal framework in place for space activities in that given country. Just click on the "View details" button that pops ups on the bottom right corner of the map once you've selected a country. From international treaties to internal guidelines, but considering also space policies and strategies, we ambition to incorporate all relevant information on space legal frameworks.

You can also perform advanced research by using the filter located at the top of the map, looking at space activities, scopes of regulations or regulatory mechanisms at play to isolate countries that have within their legal framework a document that matches the category you are looking for.

Finally, you will find beneath our interactive map a list of countries where you can instantly access to their profile pages, with a per-country listing of space agencies, legal documents and spaceports located in th country.

The Space LegalTech is a constantly evolving platform and we are committed to providing the space and non-space community with the latest information regarding space laws and regulations. You can expect additional details and features to be added on a regular basis. Do not hesitate to inform us if you have any suggestions on future improvements of the platform or any latest development in the space sector that should be integrated to the platform.


These main space nations have been studied extensively and their licensing process has been summarized:

Elements of the space law of these nations has been collected:

Afghanistan Algeria Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Benin Bermuda (United Kingdom) Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory (United Kingdom) Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Central African Republic Chile Colombia Costa Rica Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czechia Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Estonia European Union Fiji Finland French Guiana (France) French Polynesia (France) French Southern Territories (France) Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar (United Kingdom) Greece Greenland (Denmark) Guadeloupe (France) Guatemala Guernsey (United Kingdom) Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands (Australia) Honduras Hong Kong (China) Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Isle of Man (United Kingdom) Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey (United Kingdom) Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kuwait Laos Lebanon Lesotho Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique (France) Mauritius Mayotte (France) Mexico Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Morocco Myanmar Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia (France) New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Norfolk Island (Australia) North Korea Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn (United Kingdom) Poland Portugal Puerto Rico (United States of America) Qatar Réunion (France) Romania Rwanda Saint Barthélemy (France) Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Martin (French part) (France) Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) (Netherlands) Slovakia Slovenia Somalia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands (United Kingdom) Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United States Minor Outlying Islands (United States of America) Uruguay Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (British) (United Kingdom) Virgin Islands (U.S.) (United States of America) Wallis and Futuna (France) Western Sahara Yemen Zambia

No elements have (yet) been collected about these nations: