SWF Co-Organizes United Nations Side Event on Space Safety and Security

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

SWF, in partnership with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) and Project Ploughshares—with support from the Government of Belgium—came together to host a First Committee side event, “Navigating space: charting a course for a sustainable space environment”. The event focused on contemporary dynamics in outer space in the context of emerging technologies, and how they could inform multilateral discussions on the prevention of an arms race in space.

The afternoon panel focused on the importance of space situational awareness (SSA) within the framework of satellite behavior and patterns. The speaker panel had an opportunity to demonstrate the commercial sector’s capabilities in tracking and characterizing the behavior of objects in space. Speakers also introduced various research and development projects that employed open source data (OSD). More information is available on the event page here.

Last updated on November 13, 2019