Simonetta Di Pippo, Director of UNOOSA (United Nations Office Outer Space Affairs)as she explains the UN’s role in outer space. Since 1959, the UN’s helped keep the peace, on Earth, by keeping space borderless. But today, the world order – in space – is changing fast, as every major nation’s economy relies on access to space, making it a geopolitical and economic frontline. Is the space race inevitably winner-take-all?
With initiatives like last year’s Access To Space For All, allowing developing nations free access to space, while obliging them to create their own national space agencies. With developing nations building their own capabilities in areas like space hardware, to help rebalance their relationships with bigger space-faring nations, and laying the groundwork for a more equitable space economy in the future.