SpaceX will not recognize international law for Mars under the Starlink Project Terms of Service. Elon Musk space company will instead reportedly comply with a set of "self-governing principles" to be determined at the time of the Mars installation.
More than 800 of the "internet satellites" have already been launched into orbit around the Earth, with tens of thousands more to be planned in the coming years.
Beyond our planet and its satellite, however, the laws and regulations with which it will operate are less clear.
"Services provided to Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other spacecraft, recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth government has power or sovereignty over activities on Mars ", reports the government law department.
"Consequently, the disputes will be resolved through the self-governing authorities, which will be established in good faith, at the time of installation on Mars. "
Space systems engineer Erwan Beauvois said SpaceX's position was reminiscent of a statement made by Earthlight Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to preparing for the expansion of humanity beyond Earth.
The Declaration of the Rights and Responsibilities of Humanity in the Universe states that space must be considered "free, by all, for all and for all."