United Nations space office seeks private-sector input in policy making

by Peter B. de Selding

LUXEMBOURG — The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) is seeking greater private-sector participation in its policy-making following a sharp rise in space interest from even non-spacefaring nations, having concluded that commercial space is where the growth is.

The formal member of member states in the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Space (COPUOS) is nearing 100, meaning policy will be decided by countries that may or may not have had any direct experience with space activities.

These nations . . .

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