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We participate in international forums, agreements and treaties to strengthen Australia’s space capability.
Building partnerships in space
We enter into memorandums of understanding with other nations and identify areas of cooperation in space. We also enter into strategic international partnerships to grow Australia’s space capability.
Participating in international forums
Australia is a member of the following space-related international forums:
- UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space
- International Astronautical Federation
- Asia-Pacific Regional Space Agency Forum.
Ratifying space treaties
We engage in international discussions to support Australia’s space obligations. This includes:
- treaty negotiations
- United Nations resolutions
- guidelines development.
Australia is a signatory to the:
- Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies
- Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space
- Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects
- Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space
- Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies