The Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Space Activities and Operations is an international research project that is spearheaded by The University of Adelaide, The University of Exeter, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and the University of New South Wales - Canberra.

Our mission is to develop a Manual that objectively articulates and clarifies existing international law applicable to military space operations.




State Engagement The Hague June 1 – 3, 2022

Editorial Board members Prof Jack Beard, Prof Dale Stephens and Prof David Koplow, along with Rapporteurs Ms Joanna Jarose (University of Adelaide) and Mr Jon Natvig (University of Nebraska – Lincoln) recently attended a very successful State Engagement that was facilitated by the Dutch Government. The Editorial Board is extremely grateful to the Dutch Ministry …



RUMLAE Members Participate in Key Woomera Manual Editorial Meeting in Yokohama, Japan

  RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens and RUMLAE Management Board member Dr Stacey Henderson recently attended a week long editorial meeting in Yokohama, Japan (unfortunately Prof Melissa de Zwart, an editorial member of the Project was unable to attend).  Representatives from the other leading Universities spearheading this project, namely Prof Jack Beard (University of Nebraska), …



Third Woomera Manual Plenary meeting in the Hague

The third working group meeting for the Woomera Manual project was held in the Hague between 5 & 9 August 2019.  The working group meeting was held in the Hague at the invitation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands,  hosted by the Ministry of Defence through the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Representatives of the founding …