I would like to propose the following amendments to specify some conditions given:
Whereas, the ESA will have its headquarters in the Free City of Europolis and office branches within all member-states of the European Union.
Whereas, the ESA will build a Space Complex within the edge of the Free City of Europolis via land reclamation.
Whereas, the ESA Space Complex may be used by any space agency, whether government run or private owned, of all European member-states if necessary.
Whereas, the ESA shall have authority over the use of space technology by any member-state of the European Union including government run or private owned agencies.
Whereas, the ESA may give any appropriate punishment to any space agency of any member-state that violates any section of this act, this may include suspension of operation within a certain period of time.
Whereas, the ESA may establish additional regulations about space research and exploration via the SERC.
Whereas, the ESA has the rights to issue licenses to private space agencies for operation.
Whereas, the ESA may hand-over the jurisdiction to the ECoJ if a member-state fails to comply with any Space Research and Exploration Regulation (SRER).
Whereas, the ESA has no rights over military exercises that involves the use of space technology.
Whereas, the ESA shall remain transparent of all information gathered whether from joint or independent researches.
Whereas, space vehicles such as rockets and satellites sent out have the following limitations for each location:
For each member-state:
- Low-Earth orbit- corresponds to the size of 4 Hubble Space telescopes
- Medium Earth orbit- corresponds to the size of 7 Hubble Space telescopes
- High Earth orbit- corresponds to the size of 10 Skylab Satellites
- Moon- corresponds to 3 Apollo 11 Lunar Modules
- Beyond Earth orbit- unlimited number of vehicles
Whereas, use of Nuclear Energy for fueling space rockets are prohibited.
Whereas, launching of space vehicles each day is limited to 3 rockets per space agency to prevent the increase of pollution via too much combustion of rocket fuel.
Whereas, use of space-borne WMD is prohibited.
Whereas, national space agencies must notify the ESA for any incoming space launches.
Whereas, all national space agencies are automatically given license to operate.
Whereas, all member-states may only have 1 dedicated national space agency.
Whereas, private space agencies must apply for a license to operate from the ESA.
Whereas, the Astronaut General shall hold the highest authority over the ESA and shall preside over council meetings.
Whereas, the Directors of Space Exploration and Space Research shall preside
side-to-side together over SERC meetings in the absence of the Astronaut General.
Whereas, the Space Exploration and Research Council (SERC) shall be made up of 8 members which vote over proposed Space Memorandum Resolutions (SMR) to be passed as a Space Research and Exploration Regulation (SRER).
Whereas, the absence of any SER Councilor shall be limited to 14 consecutive days.
Whereas, SER Councilors absent from the SERC for more than 14 consecutive days are subject for replacement and immediate by-election.
Whereas, the following officials in the ESA must be elected within a period of time:
- Astronaut-General- elected every 6 months
- Director of Space Exploration (DSE)- elected every 3 months
- Director of Space Research (DSR)- elected every 3 months
Space Exploration and Research Council- elected every 6 months
Whereas, all member-states shall provide a representative in the Space Exploration and Research Council (SERC)
Whereas, all member-states
with a licensed national space agency have the rights to nominate at most 3 candidates for the SERC, 1 candidate for either the DSE or the DSR, and 1 for Astronaut-General.
Whereas, election of ESA Officials shall follow the same election procedures of the European Commission.
Section V. Definitions of Terms and Specification of Parameters
Whereas, the Hubble Space Telescope's size in Section III is defined as:
- Length: 43.5 feet (13.2 m)
- Maximum Diameter: 14 feet (4.2 m)
Whereas, the Skylab Satellite's size in Section III is defined as:
- Length: 84 feet (25.6032 m)
- Maximum Diameter: 22 feet (6.7056 m)
Whereas, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module's size in Section III is defined as:
- Weight: 15,103 kg
Whereas, the ESA Space Complex in Section I will be defined as:
- Total Land Area: 600 sq. km (231.661 sq. mi)
- Total Reclaimed Land Area: 500 sq. km (193.051 sq. mi)
Whereas, Space Memorandum Resolutions are defined as to something similar to proposals made to the EU Council but are intended only for the SERC which follows the same procedures until it becomes a Space Research and Exploration Regulation.
Whereas, Space Research and Exploration Regulations are laws intended for space research and exploration whether to restrict an action or to further support something such as a new method of launching spacecraft.
- All additional phrases, clauses, articles, or parts are italicized.
- All parts of the previous proposal that are in strike through are subject for removal.
- An additional Section V is included for the sake of Definitions of terms and Specification of parameters.
Councilor, United Reichs of Reitzmag