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Frans von der Dunk, "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Their Use of Satellite Services and (Space) Law," in Innovation in Outer Space: International and African Legal Perspectives, 5th and 6th Luxembourg Workshops on Space and Satellite Communication Law (M. Hofmann and P. J. Blount, editors), pages 155–170 (Baden-Baden, Germany: Nomos).


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This chapter represents an effort to identify the components of international space law that apply to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). It argues that, while other national and international regimes of law apply to UAV activities, international space law is implicated only to the extent that UAV technology relies on satellite services for control and guidance purposes.