Dr Damian Bielicki


I joined the Department of Law as a lecturer in January 2018. I previously taught at Birkbeck, University of London, University of Greenwich and at Regent's University London. 

I am the Director of the Law & Technology Research Group at Kingston University. My research outputs are on space law and cyber law. I completed the International Space University's Space Studies Program at NASA Ames Research Center in California. I also worked on different projects at the European Space Agency. I was one of the founders and leads of the Space Exploration Project Group at the Space Generation Advisory Council in support of the Untied Nations Programme on Space Applications. I am also the founder of the Space Law Centre, the world's largest online database of space law and policy related issues. 

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Law


  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the International Institute of Space Law
  • Member of the International Law Association
  • PhD Law. Thesis Title: Legal Aspects of Militarization and Weaponization of Space

Teaching and learning



  • Bielicki D. (ed), Regulating Artificial Intelligence in Industry (Routledge 2021)
  • Bielicki D., ‘Legal Aspects of Satellite Constellations' [2020]  45 Air & Space Law Journal 3
  • Bielicki D.M., Prawne aspekty megakonstelacji satelitarnych (paper in Polish language published by the Government of Poland (Senate of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw 2019). 
  • Bielicki D.M., ‘United Kingdom's Approach to Regulating Commercial Spaceflight Safety', Proceedings of the 69th International Astronautical Congress, October 2018, IADC-18.D6.1, Bremen, Germany.
  • Pomeroy, C., Calzada, A., Bielicki, D., ‘Fund me to the Moon – Crowdfunding and the New Space economy', Space Policy Journal, June 2018.
  • Bielicki, D.M., ‘Evidence from space in cases of the International Courts and Tribunals'. In: A. Ferreira-Snyman, Y.A. Failat (eds), Outer Space Law: Legal Policy and Practice (Surrey: Globe Law & Business 2017).
  • Ghassabian, G.H., Calzada-Diaz, A., Ghassabian, H., Hettrich, S., De Quattro, N., Antonello, A., Bielicki, D.M., ‘Alcides: A novel lunar mission concept study for the demonstration of enabling technologies in deep-space exploration and human-robots interaction' [2018] Acta Astronautica/Elsevier 151 (2018) 270-183.
  • Bielicki, D.M., Hettrich, S., Calzada-Diaz, A., Ghassabian, H., Goodwin, C., Kolodziejczyk, A., Jankowska, M., Poonampreet, J., Ghosh, A., Karmakar, S., 2016. Analog Simulation of a Mission to Mars – A Case Study in Poland, Proceedings of the 67th International Astronautical Congress. Sept. 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico.

Research student supervision