Introducing the Project
Global investment on space activities is increasing rapidly, projecting an irreversible dependence on space application. Space science, policy and technical experts have called the attention to the fact that humanity’s continuous access to space is threatened, if the exponential and unsustainable proliferation of space activities continue induced by the global space community. As a fight back, 95 nation-states have recognized the need for collective action, when the landmark Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (the LTS Guidelines) was adopted by the Committee in 2019, guiding all space actors – irrespective of their nature –, to make their space operations sustainable and hence, to protect our shared orbital space environment.
B) Safety of space operations
C) International cooperation, capacity building and awareness
D) Scientific and technical research and development
As the UN's dedicated space entity, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) sits at the crossroads of the global space community and is well placed to bring together both private and public stakeholders from across the community on the subject. The Awareness-raising and capacity-building related to the implementation of the LTS Guidelines Project seeks to raise global awareness on the importance of space sustainability and the LTS Guidelines and to foster related capacity-building services for emerging space-faring nations.