Basic Space Technology Initiative - Basic Activities
United Nations Basic Space Technology Symposiums
From 2009 to 2011 the Office for Outer Space Affairs held a series of three United Nations/Austria/ESA Symposium on Small Satellite Programme for Sustainable Development. One objective of these Symposiums was to prepare and review the work programme of the Basis Space Technology Initiative. For further information please consult the individual Symposium webpages and the Symposium reports:
United Nations/Austria/ESA Symposium on "Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development", Graz, Austria, 8 - 11 September 2009
United Nations/Austria/ESA Symposium on "Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development: Payloads for Small Satellite Programmes", Graz, Austria, 21-24 September 2010 (
United Nations/Austria/ESA Symposium on "Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development: Implementing Small Satellite Programmes - Technical, Managerial, Regulatory and Legal Issues", Graz, Austria, 13-16 September 2011 (
In-follow up to the series of three UN/Austria/ESA Symposiums on Small Satellite Programmes for Sustainable Development, held in Graz, Austria, from 2009 to 2011, the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs will organize International Symposiums on Basic Space Technology Development in the regions that correspond to the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Western Asia, starting in 2012.
United Nations/Japan Nano-Satellite Symposium "Paradigm Shift - Changing Architecture, Technologies and Players" , Nagoya, Japan, 10-13 October 2012 (
United Nations/United Arab Emirates Symposium on Basic Space Technology "Small Satellite Missions for Developing Space Nations", Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20-23 October 2013 (
United Nations/Mexico Symposium on Basic Space Technology "Making Space Technology Accessible and Affordable", Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico, 20-23 October 2014
Regulatory and Legal Issues
New (April 2015): Guidance on Space Object Registration and Frequency Management for Small and Very Small Satellites
Registration of Satellites
Liability Issues and Space Debris Mitigation
Note: These links are for information only and do not imply endorsement by the United Nations in any form.
Orbital Data Information and Conjunction Assessment Services
- The Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) of the United States of America has kindly provided the following information: Anyone from the international community who is interested in receiving conjunction assessment services is welcome to email
JSpOCSpaceCorrespondence@vandenberg.af.mil with information on the satellites they operate and their preferred contacts. For other forms of support please submit an Orbital Data Request (instructions on
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Open Standards and Standardization
This page was last updated on 13 April 2015.