Here you can find a list of intellectual resources concerning commercial launch costs, the regulatory environment, insurance, range fees, property rights, and many other issues (some controversial) concerning the challenges of commercial space access and the eventual creation of a New Space Economy.
At the left, the "Viewpoints" button links to the latest op-ed piece submitted by someone in the alt.space community. The "Archives" button takes you to all the past op-ed articles published on this site.
Business and Economics
Physics, Economics and Reality Collide: The Challenge of Cheap Space Access",
by Jurist, Dinkin and Livingston
You Want to Launch a Rocket?", by Nathanael Horsley
(As this paper is a very comprehensive study, it is currently only available as a PDF at this time. The link above will only take you to the Table of Contents and the Introduction.)
Property Rights and Treaties
Nations treaties and principles on outer space"
(This paper is currently only available as a PDF at this time. The link above will only take you to the Table of Contents and the Introduction.)
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