Handbook for New Actors Review Workshop

When: Monday, May 9, 2016

Where: Choate Room, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036

In 2015, SWF initiated a project to develop a Handbook for New Actors in Space. The handbook is intended to reach two categories of new actors in space: States developing national space policies and regulations; and start-up companies, universities, and other non-governmental entities beginning their first foray into space activities. The goal of the handbook is to provide both groups with a broad overview of the fundamental principles, laws, norms, and best practices for peaceful, safe, and responsible activities in space. This will help ensure the long-term sustainable use of space so that humanity can continue to derive the many benefits space activities have to offer for the foreseeable future.

In June, 2015, SWF organized a Handbook Overview Workshop which brought together experts from industry, government, and academia to discuss the topics and issues that should be included in the Handbook.  Based on that feedback, the SWF team spent the next several months writing the first draft of the Handbook text.

This workshop will bring together a group of experts, including representatives of new commercial and governmental actors in space, to review the draft text and propose revisions and edits. 

For more details, please contact Mr. Brian Weeden

Last updated on March 28, 2016