UAE: Draft Space Objects Law Under Consideration

The UAE’s Federal National Council is considering a draft space objects law. The aim is regulate this sector more closely. Those who violate the law will be jailed for up to two years and fined 10 million AED. Objects will not be able to launch objects higher than 100km over sea level without the approval of the UAE’s Space Agency. No one will be able to own space objects like satellites or rockets. It will also help the Space Agency organise its activities and issuing permits including with regard to finding meteorites and any kind of space object which falls into the country. In addition, it seeks to impose a ban on selling, buying and mining meteorites anywhere in the country.

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