Commercial space law is an emerging legal field that includes activities such as human spaceflight, satellite launches, and educational and scientific research onboard spacecraft, which are made possible by commercial actors. In the near future, commercial space law will also include mining of precious metals and other resources in space by commercial enterprises.

BartlettChen LLC is focused on providing consulting services to “space flight participants”  — individuals who desire to engage in space travel in the future aboard a commercial spacecraft, such as those operated by SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic.

We are also focused on providing legal assistance to educational institutions and scientists who seek to enter into relationships with commercial entities in order to conduct research in space.