USA at the 2020 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

Nebula NGC 2264, or the "Snowflake Cluster". (NASA/JPL-Caltech/P.S. Teixeira)

USA at the 2020 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

From Monday, February 3rd, to Friday, February 14th, delegations from around 100 countries gathered in Vienna, Austria for the 57th session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC).

The STSC meets for two weeks every year to discuss questions related to the scientific and technical aspects of outer space activities, with topics encompassing issues as diverse as space weather, orbital debris, and the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.

This year, Kevin Conole, Senior Program Specialist in the Office of International and Interagency Relations at NASA Headquarters, led the U.S. delegation to the STSC.

Links to U.S. statements delivered during the 2020 STSC are below.

USUNVIE's Deputy Chief of Mission Nicole Shampaine on the opening day of the 57th COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.

U.S. Statements delivered at the 2020 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee:

Agenda Item 4, “General Exchange of Views,” February 3, 2020
Agenda Item 13, “Long-Term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities,” February 3, 2020
Agenda Item 11, “Space Weather,” February 4, 2020
Agenda Item 8, “Space Debris,” February 5, 2020
Agenda Item 15, “Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space,” February 5, 2020
Agenda Item 16, “Space and Global Health,” February 6, 2020
Agenda Item 12, “Near-Earth Objects,” February 6, 2020
Agenda Item 9, “Space-system-based Disaster Management Support,” February 11, 2020
Agenda Item 10, “Global Navigation Satellite Systems,” February 12, 2020