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[i]At present, the Outer Space Treaty that underpins international space law states that responsibility and liability for objects sent into space lies with the nation that launched them.
But the project team claim that Asgardia will set a new precedent, shifting responsibility to the new "space nation" itself.
"The existing state agencies represent interests of their own countries and there are not so many countries in the world that have those space agencies," said Ashurbeyli.
"The ultimate aim is to create a legal platform to ensure protection of planet Earth and to provide access to space technologies for those who do not have that access at the moment."[/i]
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