Join Andrea Kleinsasser, Deputy Head of the Department of Space Affairs at the Federal Ministry of Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, and our host Judith Delany for the first edition of Space Cafè Austria for a conversation about Austria’s role and engagement at UN COPUOS.
Austria’s Engagement at UN COPUOS.
Austria is home to the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs and has been a member of Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) since it was established as a permanent body of the UN in 1959, giving it the unique role of host and member state.
Austria has long been committed to support COPUOS and its work. In June 2019, the Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (LTS guidelines) were adopted, providing guidance on the policy and regulatory framework for space activities; safety of space operations; international cooperation, capacity-building and awareness; and scientific and technical research and development. The LTS are also playing an important role in the newly published Austrian space strategy 2030+. Andrea Kleinsasser will tell us more about Austria’s Engagement at UN COPUOS and how it influences the national space sector
Andrea Kleinsasser is Deputy Head of the Space Affairs Department at the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection. For several years, she has been instrumental in establishing national and international space activities in Austria. Within the framework of the United Nations Space Committee, she elaborates Austrian positions and advocates for Austrian engagement in the field of space applications.
Judith Delany is CEO and Co-Founder of Perihelion, the Creative Agency for the Space Sector. Perihelion is a full-service creative agency that specialises in providing video, animation, graphic design and digital marketing services to the space sector. She is also on the Board of Directors of Powering Space, as well as a member of For All Moonkind. Her degree in International Relations with a focus on space law and policy helps her understand the challenges the space sector is facing in this New Space Age. Combined with her degree and ten-year experience in media communications and journalism, as well as her passion for space communication and outreach, Judith is uniquely positioned to tell all the amazing stories space has to offer.
The audience will have an opportunity to ask questions in dialogue with Andrea Kleinsasser.
This Space Café Austria will be conducted in the German language on 24th February 2022 at 4 pm CET.
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