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IISL, IAA and IAF conclude collaborative report on STM

The Presidents of the three organisations from left to right: IISL (Kai-Uwe Schrogl), IAF (Pascale Ehrenfreund) and IAA (John Schumacher). Credit: IISL

Edinburgh, 29 September 2022. – The cooperative initiative between the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) to develop comprehensive approaches and proposals for Space Traffic Management (STM) has been successfully concluded, the IISL announced.

The initiative was launched in 2018 with the aim to produce a collaborative a reference document on STM. The document in turn, will assist decision-makers on national and international levels and promote the safe use of outer space.

IISL emphasized the importance of interdisciplinary, collaborative work between experts in technical and legal aspects of STM. The document encourages states to adopt standards promoting the harmonization of safety measures.

Over 130 members from the IAA, IAF and IISL contributed to the document over the past four years.

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