Wilton Park - Operating in Space: Current Multilateral Policy Issues and Challenges (Central Asia and Middle East)

When: Monday, July 13, 2020

to Thursday, July 16, 2020

This invitation-only event included participants from across Central Asia and the Middle East, and took place over three days: July 13, 15, and 16.

This event series was sponsored by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Wilton Park, and organized in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Secure World Foundation. As technology continues to advance and costs fall, the use of space is growing more widespread internationally, both within government and the commercial sectors. Increased use brings increased risk associated with congestion and competition. These risks need to be managed to realize the significant security and prosperity opportunities space offers. Keeping space safe depends on good communication be it directly, through explaining intent and as demonstrated by behaviors.

This Wilton Park dialogue built on the outputs of the April 2019 Wilton Park event “Operating in space: towards developing protocols on the norms of behavior.” It built off a framework of activities of launch, conjunction, debris and proximity operations and will include a demonstration of space activity. Participants shared perspectives on communications to facilitate the sustainable use of space, with the aim of identifying improved forms of communication and steps to realize them.

Event Materials

For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson, or visit the event website above.

Last updated on August 27, 2020