Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the Head of the ESA Policies Department in the European Space Agency since 2011, now Department for Relations with Member States. From 2007 to 2011 he was the Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria, the leading European think tank for space policy. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Corporate Development and External Relations Department in the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Cologne, Germany. Previously he also worked with the German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and the German Space Agency (DARA) in Bonn, Germany.

He has been a delegate to numerous international forums and recently served as the chairman of various European and global committees (ESA International Relations Committee and two United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, UNCOPUOS, plenary working groups of the Legal Subcommittee, the one on the launching State and the other on the registration practice, both leading to UN General Assembly Resolutions). He presented, respectively testified, at hearings of the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives.


Kai-Uwe Schrogl has written or co-edited 15 books and more than 130 articles, reports and papers in the fields of space policy and law as well as telecommunications policy. He launched and edited until 2011 the “Yearbook on Space Policy” and the book series “Studies in Space Policy” both published by ESPI at SpringerWienNewYork. He sits on editorial boards of various international journals in the field of space policy and law (Space Policy, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht, Studies in Space Law/Nijhoff; previously also Acta Astronautica).

Kai-Uwe Schrogl is Vice President of the International Institute of Space Law, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (recently chairing its Commission on policy, economics and regulations) and the Russian Academy for Cosmonautics. He holds a doctorate degree in political science and lectures international relations at Tübingen University, Germany (as an Honorary Professor). He has been a regular lecturer at, for example, the International Space University (where he serves as Adjunct Faculty) and the European Centre for Space Law’s Summer Courses.

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the author of the chapter on Article IV of the Outer Space Treaty (Volume I), as well as of the part on the Rescue Agreement (Volume II) and of the part on the Launching State Resolution (Volume III).