1 Scientific Institute of Public Law (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Received: 25 April 2020 / Accepted: 23 May 2020 / Published: 3 October 2020
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The need for the development and adoption of outer space doctrine becomes more and more evident. Daily space operations are conducted in a doctrinal void, and this void makes it difficult to predict how well-regulated space activities will be in current conditions and how sustainable it will be. Moreover, the tragic events of the present (pandemic outbreak) have shown that the world, despite all its adaptability, is not ready for such a scenario. Therefore, the issue of sustainability of all systems is relevant. The sustainability of outer space activities is no exception. Long-term sustainable space activities require a common approach to policy, theory and doctrine. This article describes how to achieve this balance. In spite of novelty of the processes described in this paper, they will be useful for establishing ideas on policy, theory, and doctrine in order to enable a coherent strategy for the development of space activities.
Keywords: doctrine, military doctrine, outer space doctrine, outer space activities, sustainability, international principles, guidelines, space commercialization, sustainable development
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