USA at the 2021 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins participates in a December 2013 spacewalk. (NASA)

USA at the 2021 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee

From Monday, April 19, to Friday, April 30, the United States will join delegations from around the globe to discuss scientific and technical aspects of outer space activity and promote international space cooperation at the 58th session of the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) Scientific and Technical Subcommittee (STSC).

The STSC meets for two weeks every year, addressing topics as diverse as space weather, orbital debris, and the long-term sustainability of outer space activities.

This year, the STSC will meet virtually and in Vienna, Austria.

The STSC is a subsidiary of COPUOS, the only standing body of the United Nations concerned exclusively with the peaceful uses of outer space. Over its more than sixty-year history, COPUOS has been extremely successful in fostering international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for the benefit of all humanity.

Kevin Conole, Senior Program Specialist in the Office of International and Interagency Relations at NASA, will lead the U.S. delegation to the 58th STSC.

U.S. statements delivered at the 2021 COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee: