My name is Louis de Gouyon Matignon, I am 27 years old, and I live in Paris (France); feel free to contact me! I am a law student. I have been politically invested in the past on subjects such as minorities (Gypsies, Inuit and Basques), Europe, Africa or North Korea. Passionate about linguistics and how languages work, I have published three dictionaries. I hold a Master’s Degree in Environmental Law (Université Paris-Saclay). I participated in the International Space University Space Studies Program in 2019 (CNES scholarship).

Today, I am specialising in space law. I regularly write articles on the website Space Legal Issues so as to popularise space law and public international law. I believe that space-related activities, and more generally, the establishment of living beings in outer space, are mankind’s future. I believe that private companies have to play a more decisive role in the exploration and exploitation of outer space, and that law has to evolve, in order to guarantee an ever-more securing environment to space-related activities. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any space law-related questions, I will be more than happy to answer you as fast as possible.

I am a member of the Société Française de Droit Aérien et Spatial (SFDAS) (French Society of Air and Space Law), the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France (3AF) (Aeronautics and Astronautics Association of France), the European Center for Space Law, the Space Generation Advisory Council (Space Law and Policy), and the Mars Society. Philippe Clerc (CNES) and I created a Space Law Commission within the 3AF.

Jacques Blamont (CNES), former French space agency’s scientific and technical director, father of planetary balloon exploration, is Space Legal Issues’ Honorary Chairman.

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