As told in Consortium Space Technologies, coordinator of construction of orbital station MIR-2 , Lawyer of Consortium Maria Arkhipova publicly announced support for private property rights to resources extracted in space in connection with the signing of a decree by US President Donald Trump on April 6, 2020. As said in Consortium Space Technologies, this is the organization’s position, moreover, the US initiative has been useful and has long been overdue.
As Maria Arkhipova, coordinator of construction of orbital station MIR-2 , Lawyer of Consortium , said in video, the guarantee of property in space will arouse interest in space exploration and resource extraction by private companies. Moreover, Maria Arkhipova welcomed similar decisions previously made by Luxembourg, as well as Ukraine at the end of 2019. According to Maria Arkhipova, the interest in space of private companies previously relied on government orders, in the new conditions, commercial organizations will be able to start implementing their own programs aimed at new technologies for the extraction and processing of resources, and profit from new activities.
In its activities, Consortium Space Technologies adheres to the right of property and proceeds from the fact that the right of property is a human right, and by the forces of the consortium itself this right is also guaranteed and guaranteed, both at the level of its own security service and at the level of legal mechanisms that allow use, as the law guaranteed at the level of international law, and national law of the aforementioned states.
Moreover, the priority of Consortium Space Technologies is not given to the 1979 Convention, but to the UN International Declaration of Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms, and also, by virtue of natural law, property rights.
The official position of the Government of the Russian Federation, which denies the right of property in space, does not reflect the position of the consortium, the consortium, regardless of the official position of the state, adheres to the position of observing the right of property in space.
Read more about the position of Consortium Space Technologies in video by Maria Arkhipova, coordinator of construction of orbital station MIR-2 , Lawyer of Consortium.