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UN Lunar Day 2024 – Interview with Aarti Holla-Maini

The interview provides a wrap-up of the first day of the UN Sustainable Lunar Activities Conference held in Vienna, featuring an interview with Aarti Holla-Maini, the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). Holla-Maini, discusses the success and challenges of organizing the event, marking the first public event by the UNOOSA, and emphasizes the importance of promoting open discussions among member states and industry representatives.

Key topics included fostering collaboration over competition between initiatives like the Artemis Accords and ILRS, and the introduction of ATLAC (Action Team for Lunar Activity Consulting), a Romanian proposal aimed at addressing information and safety needs for future lunar missions. The conversation also touches on the importance of information sharing, particularly in ensuring safe and equitable space exploration, involving both research and commercial data. The conversation concludes with a forward-looking note on the upcoming sessions of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). More information here: 

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