Operating in space: current multilateral policy issues and challenges (WP1758)

As technology continues to advance and costs fall, the use of space is growing more widespread internationally, both within government and the commercial sectors. Increased use brings increased risk associated with congestion and competition. These risks need to be managed to realise the significant security and prosperity opportunities space offers. Keeping space safe depends on good communication be it directly, through explaining intent and as demonstrated by behaviours.


This Wilton Park dialogue builds on the outputs of the April 2019 Wilton Park event “Operating in space: towards developing protocols on the norms of behaviour”. It will build off a framework of activities of launch, conjunction, debris and proximity operations and will include a demonstration of space activity. Participants will share perspectives on communications to facilitate the sustainable use of space, to inform the event aim of identifying improved forms of communication and steps to realise them.

Additional information

Outcome statement

Tue 14 - Wed 15 January, 2020


Event no:
Defence and security
operating in space, protocols, proximity operations, space, space debris, use of space

Published outputs




Rich Roberts: Programme Director

Biography and other events

Sarah-Jane Holtam: Project Manager

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