عنوان مقاله [English]
Many of the space applications that previously required the use of large, complex and expensive satellites have now been made possible by very small satellites due to the development of technology. The applicable international laws and regulations, which typically govern large satellite operations with sophisticated technology, also govern state's responsibility for regulating and controlling small satellites. However, in recent years, the private sector has increased its commercial use of small satellites without complying with applicable regulations. As a result, the irregular operation of small satellites in space has increased in orbits without states oversight. Therefore, the responsibility of states in the international space community to regulate the operation of small satellites has been challenged. This paper focuses on the responsibility of states and two challenges arise in relation to the responsibility of states in the operation of small satellites; activity of private section and transfer small satellites ownership into orbits. Finally, the author proposes solutions to address these challenges.